Formatting figure captions and tables

I provide the slides from a talk about how to format figure captions and tables.

Every scientist should know how to properly write and format figure captions and tables, yet this topic is rarely taught properly. We just hope that students and postdocs pick up this skill by osmosis. However, in my experience, this doesn’t necessarily happen or it may take a long time. To speed up this process, I gave a brief lecture on this topic in my graduate class today. Here are the slides I used. I hope you will find them useful.

If anything is unclear, please ask questions in the comments!

Writing and formatting figure captions and tables – Claus Wilke, Nov. 2015

Claus O. Wilke
Professor of Integrative Biology


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