Custom Illustration

Our expert scientific and medical illustrators will work with you to create professional custom illustrations, figures or posters to help you visually communicate your findings.

We will support your research story by helping you visualize your data or sketch

With our custom illustration service, our team of experts assists you by generating original illustrations based on sketches, re-drawing low resolution diagrams and flowcharts to generate publication-quality figures, or creating graphs from data tables. Our illustrators work directly with authors to turn their ideas and data into figures that will help them communicate their research to the world, be it in print, posters, or presentations. Our team will answer unlimited follow-up questions about the work to guarantee author satisfaction.
Professional illustrators with field-specific expertise will help you create custom illustrations, presentations, and posters to communicate your research.

Download one of our sample files to see how AJE's expert illustrators turn your data and unfinished figures into clean, concise illustrations.

How to get the best results from Custom Illustration

  1. Provide a clear sketch of your intended result. Our illustrators provide a professional result based on your visual concept. The sketch can be drawn by hand, in a program such as Word or Powerpoint, or with a combination of techniques. Additional written instructions are also helpful, but a sketch is crucial; we cannot work solely from a written summary or manuscript.
  2. Choose a style from our stylistic examples. Any of these examples is suitable for publication in high-impact journals. Your choice of style for your illustration should be based on your personal preference and the appearance of similar figures that have been published in your chosen journal.
  3. Include any original data or images you would like us to incorporate into your illustration. High-resolution photographs and vector graphs will produce the most attractive and accurate results, although we will redraw elements as needed to provide you with a high-quality illustration.
  4. Plan for your illustration to fit onto one physical page of a print journal. If you are ordering a visual abstract, please consider the size restrictions of your chosen journal. If you include too many elements in a single illustration, your order may be delayed while we ask you to decide how to divide it into two or more illustrations.
  5. Make sure to allow enough time for illustration. A Custom Illustration takes 5 business days from when you approve the price quote, and the turnaround time may increase if you order multiple illustrations.

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Looking for Figure or Table formatting? We can help!

If you have already created your own figures and tables, but need help preparing them to meet the specifications of your target journal, our figure and table formatting services offer an affordable solution. The AJE team specializes in preparing your entire paper for publication - including your figures, tables, and graphs.

Due to the unique nature of this service, pricing will vary based on the project. Services start around $100, and we will work with you until you are satisfied with the final product.

The AJE Guarantee

Our Illustration & Graphing Service provides you with original illustrations, graphs, and diagrams based on your ideas. This process is inherently iterative, and we guarantee to continue to adjust the illustration, graph, or diagram until you are happy with the presentation of your data or ideas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need custom illustration or figure formatting?

When you order a custom illustration, you can provide a sketch of your desired figure or original data, and we will generate a publication-quality figure. If you already have a figure that needs to be adjusted to the specifications of your desired journal, Figure Formatting may be a more appropriate and cost-effective option.

Can you create infographics, visual abstracts, or videos for my research?

Yes. Our colleagues at Research Square specialize in getting your work disccovered by larger audiences through research promotion services. Learn more and see examples here.

Are you providing original data for a graph?

Please ensure that your data file includes all of the information required to create your desired graph, including claculated values for any standard errors, standard deviations, confidence intervals, coefficients of determination, or other measures to be included.

Is your custom order a poster for a conference or presentation?

Please fill out and upload our poster template and provide a link to your conference poster guidelines.

Please ensure that you also upload editable files or sketches for all of the figures appearing on your poster so that we can provide you with an accurate price quote.

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Our Services

We specialize in helping researchers, scientists, and scholars to communicate their findings with a variety of services in 447 areas of study and over 2000 field-specific topics. At AJE, we pride ourselves on consistently delivering the highest quality services in the industry.