What is graphical abstract?

Graphical Abstract is a single, concise, and visual summary of a research’s findings. This graphic is meant to catch readers’ attention and to give a better visual understanding of what the research is about. It is also intended to encourage browsing, promote interdisciplinary scholarship, and help readers identify more quickly which papers are most relevant to their research interests. Please see the example of graphical abstract below for your reference. The guideline of graphical abstract can be downloaded here: Graphical Abstract

Guide for author

What authors should and should not do:

  1. Provide an image that clearly represents the research’s findings.
  2. The graphic should be simple and informative.
  3. The use of colors is encouraged.
  4. The graphic should uphold the standard of a scholarly, professional publication.
  5. The graphic must be original and unpublished artwork.
  6. The graphic should not include a photograph, drawing, or caricature of any living and/or deceased person.
  7. Image size: the image should have a size of 500 x 800 pixels (height x width). The text must be written in Times New Roman, 10pt.
  8. Image resolution: the image should have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
  9. Preferred file types: JPG, PNG, and TIFF.
  10. Graphical abstract should be submitted as a different file in the online submission system (as supplementary data file). Otherwise, it can also be submitted by email to: jipk@fpk.unair.ac.id after the manuscript has been accepted. Please state the manuscript ID in the email subject.
  11. The graphic must be equipped with an information on how to cite the manuscript. Example: Febriansyah, S. C., Hakim, L., & Retnaningdyah, C. (2022).  Evaluation of mangrove water  quality in Pancer Cengkrong, Trenggalek and Sine, Tulungagung, East Java, Indonesia using phytoplankton as bioindicators. Jurnal Ilmiah Perikanan dan Kelautan, 14(2):297-312. https://doi.org/10.20473/jipk.v14i2.32459

For DOI JIPK please insert this prefix and then add your ID submission:

http://doi.org/10.20473/jipk.v<insert volume>i<insert number of issues>.<insert ID number of submission>

*delete <> after inserting volume, issue, and ID submission

GA References:

Below is the example of a graphical abstract retrieved from JIPK:

Example of Graphical Abstract retrieved online:



GA Format

There are so many online websites that provide graphical abstract’s template for free. One of the many website is: https://www.simplifiedsciencepublishing.com/resources/best-graphical-abstract-examples-with-free-templates

For more detail information about graphical abstract, please visit Elsevier: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/tools-and-resources/visual-abstract