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Visual Abstract Guidelines for Authors of Accepted Papers


JGME welcomes visual abstracts from authors of accepted papers. See the guidelines below for creating and submitting. 

What is a visual abstract and why create one?

A visual abstract is a graphic summary of an article’s main findings. While it is not required, a visual abstract can increase the dissemination of your article to readers. To get a better understanding, we encourage you to view examples on the JGME website and read the JGME Rip Out on Infographics and Visual Abstracts.

How do I submit a visual abstract?

Visual abstracts will be reviewed by JGME editors for accepted papers only and are not included with the original submission. Approved visual abstracts will be included on the JGME website and disseminated on all JGME social media platforms. Please send your completed abstract to for review.

What are the guidelines?

We encourage you to be creative with your visual abstracts and follow these JGME formatting guidelines:
• Overall size of graphic should be 1920 x 1080px.
• Include article citation in bottom left-hand corner, AMA style. See image below for example.
• The JGME logo will be added to your visual abstract in the bottom right-hand corner, please leave space as per the examples.

Helpful Resources

Please reference the following Visual Abstract Recommendations and Examples from Kenneth Warren Foster, EdD.

• Dallaghan GL, Belfi LM, Houston KM, Jordan SG. See one, do one, share one—introducing visual abstracts in journal publication. Acad Radiol. 2022;29(4):591-597. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2021.05.027

• Andrew M. Ibrahim, MD, MSc. Resources ranging from a step by step approach for creating visual abstracts in PowerPoint via YouTube or website (click on the slides to see more examples and articles) to publications.




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