Checklist for IOVS Accepted Manuscripts

Final File Requirements for Production

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    Manuscript text file - must be a Word file (.doc)
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      Title page includes full names of all of the authors (e.g., John C. Brown or Brown, John C. - not JC Brown) and the corresponding author's contact information
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      Figure legends are included in the main manuscript text file
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      1-2-sentence précis summary is included at the end of the main manuscript text file
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      File name follows this format: IOVS-11-1234_MS.doc
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    Individual figure files - must be TIFF (.tif), EPS (.eps), or PDF (.pdf) files
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      Minimum resolution is 300 dpi
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      Color files are RGB (not CMYK)
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      Multiple panels of figures are combined in a single figure file, i.e, there is only one IOVS-11-1234_F1.tif file, not IOVS-11-1234_F1A.tif, IOVS-11-1234_F1B.tif, etc.
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      Figures are the approximate size they will appear in the final published PDF, i.e., they are not thumbnails, which will lose resolution when enlarged
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      File names follow this format: IOVS-11-1234_F1.eps
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    Tables - may be included in the main manuscript text file or uploaded as separate files
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    Supplementary material files, if applicable - must be uploaded separately from the main manuscript text file, even if the Supplementary Material is text only
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      Supplementary text and tables - may be PDF (.pdf) or Excel (.xls or .xlsx) files
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      Supplementary figures - may be PDF (.pdf), JPG (.jpg) or GIF (.gif) files; legends must be included within the figure files (these requirements are different for supplementary material than for the main manuscript figures)
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      Movies - should be QuickTime files (.mov) and smaller than 4 MB
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      File names follow this format: IOVS-11-1234_ST1.xls (table), IOVS-11-1234_SF1.pdf (figure)
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    Copyright Transfer Form signed by all the authors, unless authors have already completed the electronic form in the manuscript submission system(http://www.iovs.org/site/misc/ARVOCopyrightform.pdf)

The submitting author must submit the final files in the manuscript submission system, http://iovs.msubmit.net.

The forms may be faxed to +1.240.221.0370 or emailed to dchin@arvo.org.

Please contact Debbie Chin in the Editorial Office with any questions, dchin@arvo.org or +1.240.221.2926.

Updated July 22, 2015

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