Accepted Figure File Types (Journals)

TIFF:
Tagged Image File Format – Raster image file format.
 
EPS:
Encapsulated PostScript files – can contain vector and raster information. Best to save with fonts embedded.
 
PDF:  
Portable Document File – can contain vector and raster information. Important to use high resolution/high quality compression settings when created. Best to save with fonts embedded.
 
AI:  
Adobe Illustrator – can contain vector and raster information. Best to save with fonts embedded.
 
PSD:  
Adobe PhotoShop Document – Native file format of popular image editor.
 
JPEG:  
Joint Photographic Expert Group – Raster file format that uses an adjustable lossy compression system. This means in order to achieve smaller file sizes some quality is lost. If Max or High quality settings are used, then JPEG is an acceptable format for print and online.
 
PNG:  
Raster file format very similar to JPEG.
 
CDX, CDXML:  
ChemDraw – popular molecule editor application.
 
MS Office Formats:
Acceptable file formats when general rules are followed. See digital art guidelines.
We recommend that standard fonts (base 14) are used to avoid potential delays due to missing fonts.
 
PPT/ PPTX:
Microsoft Power Point File – can contain either vector or raster information.
 
DOC/ DOCX:
Microsoft Word Document – can contain vector and raster information.
 
XLS/XLSX:
Microsoft Excel Document – can contain vector and raster information.