Interactive MATLAB Figure Viewer

About the MATLAB figure viewer

The MATLAB Figure Viewer allows authors to include MATLAB figures with their article. These figures contain experimental data, numerical results, visualizations by a model, or other kinds of data-based, visual research output.

The author submits files in the FIG format. This format captures not only the visual information but also the underlying data. This allows readers to view a figure at maximum accuracy at all levels of zoom and from all viewpoints and, if the reader has MATLAB installed, to download the data for validation or re-use.

Click here for an example article featuring the MATLAB Figure Viewer.

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Tip: to see how your MATLAB FIG files will appear on ScienceDirect, please use our online validation tool

Benefits for Authors and Readers

The MATLAB Figure Viewer allows authors to include MATLAB figures with their article. Readers can view a figure at maximum accuracy at all levels of zoom and from all viewpoints and, if they have MATLAB installed,  download the data for validation or re-use.

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Author Instructions

Creating your file

To create a FIG file for the MATLAB Figure Viewer, you will need the MATLAB software by The MathWorks, Inc.

Our MATLAB Figure Viewer puts some limitations on FIG files. For example, it does not support GUI elements like, for example, buttons requiring user input. For more information about creating FIG files with MATLAB, please visit the MathWorks website: http://www.mathworks.nl/help/techdoc/ref/saveas.html.



Please note that this application incorporates software elements provided by The MathWorks, Inc. and which Elsevier does not own; if you have any questions about these elements, please contact The MathWorks, Inc directly at 3 Apple Hill Drive, Natick, MA 01760-2098, UNITED STATES.

Testing your file

As our MATLAB Figure Viewer puts some limitations to FIG files, it is essential to verify how your files will display online using our online validation tool. Reviewers can use the same tool to inspect files for reviewing purposes.

Submitting your file

Please submit your file along with your manuscript. In EES, FIG files can be uploaded in the supplementary data section. In the dropdown menu, please indicate that this is a file for the MATLAB Figure Viewer.


Feedback

If you wish to provide feedback on the MATLAB figure viewer or have a suggestion for another innovation that would further enhance the online article please get in touch.