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Artwork Guidelines

These are general guidelines for journal artwork submitted to the University of Wisconsin Press for publication. Individual journal requirements may vary; details can be found under the “Submission Guidelines” link for each journal.

      Authors should submit all proposed artwork with the initial manuscript. All necessary permissions must be obtained before the article can be published. (See also “Permissions” section below.)
      Artwork names should clearly indicate sequence and should follow this convention—authorlastname_fig##.file extension (Jones_fig03.pdf). Include fully descriptive captions and source/credit information (as applicable) in the text manuscript.
      All numbered figures should have an in-text callout that appears in the text. (Example: “The total amount of time needed for migration is indicated in Figure 2.” OR “The total amount of time needed for research is well documented (see Figure 2).”
      The most widely-used figure file formats are acceptable for submission and include .tif, .eps, .pdf, .jpg, .bmp, and .png. The minimum resolution for images is 300 ppi.
      Web images are generally not acceptable for print unless they come from a repository that contains high-resolution images. Most web resources will clearly indicate if high-resolution images are available.
      The editors reserve the right to reject any illustration that does not meet quality standards. Additionally, they may reduce the overall number of illustrations for the article and choose representative images that illustrate key points.
      If problems arise from illustrations that have technical, formatting, or permission concerns, the editor may ask for replacement files. Delays in providing replacements may necessitate moving the article to a future issue.

Permissions

Authors need to obtain written permission to use any artwork that is copyrighted, has been obtained from an archival source, or has been scanned or photographed from an existing copyrighted publication. Parties granting permission will normally indicate the exact wording of the required credit line, and this should be included with the artwork’s caption. For questions about artwork permissions, fair use, public domain, etc., please contact UW Press Rights and Permissions, permissions@uwpress.wisc.edu.


Digital Photographs

Most cameras and cell phones provide high enough quality images to submit as final artwork. If you are unsure about your photo-capturing device, please email an example to John Ferguson (john.ferguson@wisc.edu) at UWPress.


Hardcopy-only Artwork

If you have access to original, hardcopy artwork/photographs only, please scan the image on a device that can scan your image at a minimum of 600 dots per inch (dpi) or 600 pixels per inch (ppi). Contact John Ferguson (john.ferguson@wisc.edu) at UW Press for guidance on best practices.


Color

If your original artwork is in color, please submit it with your final manuscript. See the matrix below for each journal’s color options. If there is no color option for your journal, the art will be converted to black and white.


Journal Title

Color Option for Print Edition?

Color Option for Electronic Edition?

African Economic History

no

yes

Arctic Anthropology

no

yes

Constitutional Studies

no

yes

Contemporary Literature

no

yes

Ecological Restoration

yes*

yes

Ghana Studies

no

yes

The Journal of Human Resources

no

Consult managing editor

Land Economics

no

Consult managing editor

Landscape Journal

yes*

yes

Luso-Brazilian Review

no

yes

Monatshefte

no

yes

Native Plants Journal

yes (no additional cost)

yes

*Print edition color pricing: 4-page section—$650; 8-page section—$700; 16-page section—$950. Contact your managing editor for more information about printing in color.


Technical questions?

In addition to consulting with the journal’s editorial offices, authors are encouraged to call or email the UWPress journals production manager at anytime for guidance concerning use of artwork:
John Ferguson, Production Manager
john.ferguson@wisc.edu
608 263-0669