Q: In a journal publication, do you suggest using serif or sans serif fonts and why?

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We are interested in what are the preferred fonts for journal submission in the field of engineering (electrical and mining).

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According to most studies, sans serif fonts, such as Helvetica, Avant Garde, Arial, and Geneva are more difficult to read than serif fonts, such as Times Roman, Courier, New Century Schoolbook, etc.

Many journals provide a latex/word template that uses Computer Modern as the default font. However, in case your journal does not provide a template, I would prefer using a serif font. This is because for long texts, sans serif fonts might affect readability. You can also check if your target journal has any guidelines regarding this.

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