Supported File Formats

  • The Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research strongly urges authors to send their figure files for journal production as one of the following extensions: *.eps, *.tif, *.pdf, *ai, *.jpg, *.doc, or *.xls.
  • These file types can be created by exporting or saving within most common software programs to create the figure file.
  • Do not use any compression to *.tif files (e.g., LZW) when saving or exporting, and please use the D_no OPI or High Quality Print option in Adobe Acrobat Distiller, when creating a figure *.pdf file.
  • For bitmaps, please submit a file with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for halftones and colour, and a minimum resolution of 600 dpi for line art, at final size.
  • If you are submitting a *.jpg file, it must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be saved with "maximum quality" at final size.
  • Name the figure files using the following format., (where xxx is the file extension, e.g. ai, eps)
  • Embed imported parts (do not link them).
  • Embed non-standard fonts or else convert the text to curves.
  • When possible, use symbols and (or) different line types rather than colour to help differentiate data.
  • When choosing shades of gray and colour in a figure please note the following:
    • Fills and outlines should be greater than 10% black.
    • Avoid using light colours such as: yellow, light yellow, chalk, or pale yellow.
  • Multipanel figures:
    • Rather than sending four files (e.g. Figure1a.tif, Figure1b.tif, Figure1c.tif) the three parts should be assembled into one piece and supplied as one file.

List of accepted formats for journal production

PC Software File Extensions (Save As or Export)
Adobe Acrobat *.pdf
Adobe Illustrator CS4 or lower *.ai, *.eps
Adobe Photoshop CS4 or lower *.tif, *.jpg
MS Excel *.xls, *.xlsx
MS Word *.doc, *.docx

Guidelines for submitting multimedia files:

  1. Please indicate clearly in your text whether a figure has a video associated with it. Provide the name of the corresponding video file.
  2. A caption or description of the content of the media file is required (similar to a typical figure caption).
  3. Each video must be accompanied by a still image. This will be published on the website and will serve as a link from the text to the full video file. The still image will also replace the video in the text of the printed journal.
  4. All videos should be submitted at the desired reproduction size and length. Videos must be no larger than 5 MB and no longer than 60 seconds.
  5. All changes to the video files are the responsibility of the author.
  6. NRC Research Press will not edit video files.

List of accepted formats

Video Software File Extensions (Save As or Export)
MS Windows Media Player *.avi, *.wmv, *.mpeg, *.mpg
Quicktime (PC or Mac) *.qt, *.avi, *.wmv, *.mpeg, *.mpg