Figures and table style



All types of visual exhibits that are not tables are considered to be figures. Common types of figures are line graphs, pie graphs, bar graphs, dispersion graphs, flow charts, designs, maps, photographs, infogaphs and other images/illustrations. The figures must be located at the end of the manuscript, with each figure on a separate page with corresponding title and legend. For reproduction of X-rays, digitized test results and other diagnostic images, as well as images of anatomopathological specimens or photomicrographs, separate high-resolution photographic files must be sent (TIFF or EXIF format).  The figures should be self-explanatory. Titles and detailed explanations should be placed in the legend, not on the figures or images themselves. Photomicrographs must contain scale markers. The symbols, arrows or letters used in photomicrographs should have high contrast with the background. It is necessary to explain the scale applied and identify the staining method. The figures must be numbered sequentially in the order they are cited in the text.  When symbols, arrows, numbers or letters are used to identify parts of images or illustrations, these must be identified and clearly explained in the legend.

The formatting of figures must follow the style available at the homepage of the American Psychological Association (APA) (sample figures)



The tables should be self-explanatory and placed at the end of the text (and can also be sent in a separate file). The tables must be numbered sequentially in the order they are cited in the text using Arabic numerals (e.g., Table 1, Table 2, etc.).  The titles of the tables should be as short as possible, while also being self-explanatory, containing the necessary information to allow readers to understand their content, without the need to refer back to the text. All the tables must be mentioned in the text. Explanatory notes must be included in the legends, not in the titles. Explain all non-standardized abbreviations/acronyms in the legends and use symbols to explain information when necessary. Statistical metrics such as standard deviation and standard error of the mean must be identified. 

Additional tables with supporting data too extensive for publication can be deposited in one of the repositories listed at the Scielo website. 

The formatting of tables must follow the style indicated at the homepage of the American Psychological Association (APA). (sample tables)