Ensure that every table or figure is referred to in the text. The table or figure will be placed after the first mention in the text. Legends should be short, descriptive and define any acronyms, abbreviations or symbols used.
The journal is printed in black-and-white. Therefore, we prefer that you supply your figures in greyscale. Figures supplied in colour will be converted to greyscale for print unless the author confirms they will cover the cost of printing in colour (costs available from the production/editorial office).
You may however request for any/all figures to be shown in colour in the HTML (web) version of your article, but bear in mind that the PDF/print version will still be black-and-white, so please make sure that colour is not critical to understanding any figures; and do not describe elements of the figure in terms of their colours.
For example line graphs with several data series can usually be represented adequately in black-and-white by using different line styles and/or different shaped nodes.
Tables should be submitted in their original Word format. Number each table consecutively with Arabic numerals in order of appearance. Avoid using vertical rules. Horizontal rules should be used only above and below column headings and at the bottom of the table.
Supplementary Figures and Tables in online appendices [Supplementary Information (SI)] should be numbered separately (Table S1, Table S2, Figure S1, Figure s2 etc).