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Visual Abstracts

Critical Care encourages authors to submit a visual abstract along with their manuscripts.

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A visual abstract is a figure that clearly and succinctly conveys the main message of your research (paper). The goal of a visual abstract is to attract readers' attention to the article and encourage them to read the whole paper, but also promote interdisciplinary scholarship and help readers quickly identify which papers are most relevant to their research interests. This will appear underneath to the Abstract on the website.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: The visual abstract image should be 920x300 pixels and a maximum of 150KB, and should be submitted with your contribution as a separate file in a JPG, PNG, or SVG electronic format. Please name the picture file "Visual Abstract".
KEEP IT SIMPLE: Emphasize the new findings, highlight one process or make one point clear, use text sparingly and simple labels. Be also aware that effective use of color can enhance the graphical abstract both aesthetically and by directing the reader's attention to focal points of interest. 

PROFESSIONALLY PRODUCED VISUAL ABSTRACTS: High quality and affordable visual abstracts are available through services provided at Springer Nature. As an author submitting to the journal, you may wish to make use of services provided at Springer Nature for high quality and affordable visual abstracts where you are entitled to a 20% discount. Click here to find out more about the service, and your discount will be automatically be applied when using this link.