a) Tables should be self explanatory and should not duplicate textual material. Each table should be referenced in the text.
b) Tables with more than 10 columns and 25 rows are not acceptable.
c) Number tables, in Arabic numerals, consecutively in the order of their first citation in the text and supply a brief artile for each.
d) Table number and Title should be place on top of the Table [Table 1. Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents.]e) Submit each table on a separate page
f) Place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading.
g) Spell out all abbreviations that are used in each table in footnotes (for instance: IOP, intraocular pressure).
h) Obtain permission for all fully borrowed, adapted, and modified tables and provide a credit line in the footnote.
i) For footnotes use the following symbols, in this sequence: *, †, ‡, §, ||,¶ , **, ††, ‡‡
a) Figures should be numbered consecutively according to the order in which they have been first cited in the text.
b) Labels, numbers, and symbols should be clear and of uniform size. The lettering for figures should be large enough to be legible after reduction to fit the width of a printed column.
c) Symbols, arrows, or letters used in photomicrographs should contrast with the background and should be marked neatly with transfer type or by tissue overlay and not by pen.
d) Titles and detailed explanations belong in the legends for illustrations not on the illustrations themselves.
e) When graphs, scatter-grams or histograms are submitted the numerical data on which they are based should also be supplied.
f) The photographs and figures should be trimmed to remove all the unwanted areas.
g) If photographs of individuals are used, their pictures must be accompanied by written permission to use the photograph.
h) If a figure has been published elsewhere, acknowledge the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the material. A credit line should appear in the legend for such figures.
i) Figure legends: Provide figure legends in maximum of 600 characters. When symbols, arrows, numbers, or letters are used to identify parts of the illustrations, identify and explain each one in the legend. Explain the internal scale (magnification) and identify the method of staining in photomicrographs.
j) Final figures for print production: Send sharp, glossy, un-mounted, colour photographic prints, with a height of 4 inches and width of 6 inches at the time of submitting the revised manuscript. Print outs of digital photographs are not acceptable. If digital images are the only source of images, ensure that the image has a minimum resolution of 300 dpi or 1800 x 1600 pixels in TIFF format. Each figure should have a label pasted (avoid the use of liquid gum for pasting) below, on its back indicating the number of the figure, the running title, top of the figure and the legends of the figure [ Figure1. Age distribution of respondents] Do not write the contributor /s’ name/s.
k) The Journal reserves the right to crop, rotate, reduce, or enlarge the photographs to an acceptable size.
l) Submit each figure on a separate page
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