IJMSIT Image manipulation Policy

Alterations made to figures using computer software must not be used because it is considered as a manipulation activity. The images presented in the manuscript must remain representative of the original data, and the corresponding author will be asked to confirm this at submission. If evidence of inappropriate image manipulation is detected, IJMSIT’s Editors may ask for the original data/image to be supplied.

Do not add to, alter, enhance, obscure, move or remove a specific feature of an image – the focus should be on the data rather than its presentation (e.g. do not ‘clean up’ backgrounds or remove/obscure imperfections).

Adjustments should be applied to the whole image so no specific feature of the original data, including background, is obscured, eliminated or misrepresented as a consequence.