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Tables and figures are used in research papers to effectively present detailed results and complex relationships, reduce the length of the manuscript, and enhance…
Tips on effective use of tables and figures in research papers
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The use of figures and tables as adjuncts to text is common in research papers. These adjuncts supplement the text: figures, for example, can convey information that may…
Avoid instructions such as "See Table 2" and "Refer to Figure 6"
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Tables and figures are commonly used in research papers to supplement text. In this post, you'll find useful tips regarding how to phrase the titles, how to style or…
Quick tips on writing titles for tables and figures in scientific papers
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A footnote to a table is a pointer; it tells readers that whatever bit of text they are reading requires additional information to make complete sense. Learn in this…
Footnotes in tables (part 1): choice of footnote markers and their sequence
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Tables and figures, although important components of many research papers, are just that—components; you can publish a paper without them but you cannot publish tables…
Referring to tables and figures in text
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This article presents some important aspects of presenting tables in your research paper so that they look more attractive and the data is easy to understand. 
9 Tips on presenting your tables effectively
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A footnote to a table is a pointer; it tells readers that whatever bit of text they are reading requires additional information to make complete sense. Learn in this…
Footnotes in tables (part 2): formatting, spacing, and punctuation
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Tables and figures play a critical role in enhancing the overall quality and impact of a research manuscript. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the tables and…
6 Easy guidelines for preparing tables and figures for a research manuscript
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Graphs are often referred to as pictures of numbers. They capture the meaning behind a set of numbers and convey that meaning at a glance. This article discusses whether…
"Fill" patterns in graphs: decorative or functional?
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One of the most difficult aspects of research manuscript preparation is deciding whether your findings should be presented through tables, figures, or text. The tips…