A compilation of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the s-Ink graphics collection. If your question is not answered here, feel free to contact one of our team members directly.

What content can I submit?

We only add widely-useful, scientifically sound and eye-catching content to the online collection.

What makes a good graphic (graphically speaking)?

See what makes a good science figure here: s-ink.org/about/good-science-figures.

What file formats are optimal?

Vector formats (.svg, .eps, .pdf) are preferred, but not always possible/sensible, in which case high-resolution raster formats (.png, .tiff, .gif) are welcome too. If it is possible, please provide editable formats (.psd, .ai).

The file I want to add is hundreds of MBs?

Use a personal (long-term) storage solution (and keep us posted when the storage directory changes).

I want my graphics to be citable with a DOI?

Use external, permanent storage solutions like Zenodo (zenodo.org) that offer a DOI number, and then send us that link..

I want to add the figure from my published NOT open-access paper to the collection; (how) can I do that?

The author is generally the copyright holder of the submitted figure version, which allows the author to share it at their own discretion. To submit the figure to the collection, follow the standard procedure via our submission form on s-ink.org/contribute.

I want to add the figure from my published open-access paper to the collection; (how) can I do that?

The author is generally the copyright holder of the submitted figure version, which allows the author to share it at their own discretion. To submit the figure to the collection, follow the standard procedure via our submission form on s-ink.org/contribute.

Who judges whether a graphic is widely-useful, scientifically sound and eye-catching?

The s-Ink team does this based on community feedback.

How do I add feedback about one of the graphics?

Use the comment form at the bottom of the relevant graphics page.

What do I need to consider using one of the graphics?

All relevant information like the specific license, citation and related reference(s) are given on the individual graphics page and in the README file (if provided) of the graphics package itself.

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