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. Figure1.xxx, Figure2.xxx (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 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:
- Please indicate clearly in your text whether a figure has a video associated with it. Provide the name of the corresponding video file.
- A caption or description of the content of the media file is required (similar to a typical figure caption).
- 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.
- 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.
- All changes to the video files are the responsibility of the author.
- 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|