Creating Colorblind-Friendly Figures. Color is often used to display an extra dimension in plots of scientific data.
Unfortunately, everyone does not decode color in exactly the same way. This is especially true for those with color vision deficiency, which affects up to 8 percent of the population in its 2 most common forms. As a result, it has been estimated that the odds of a given plot reaching a reviewer with some form of color vision deficiency in a group of three males is approximately 22%. Hopefully, when we are creating figures, this number alone is compelling enough to always keep these viewers in mind. The truth, however, is that your figures aren‘t only seen by reviewers: they are seen by a much wider group that includes readers of your paper, members of the audience when you present your work, viewers of your lab‘s website, and potentially many others.
A protocol for data exploration to avoid common statistical problems - Zuur - 2009 - Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Summary 1.
While teaching statistics to ecologists, the lead authors of this paper have noticed common statistical problems. Don’t introduce your paper by saying that many people have long been interested in the topic (UPATEDx2) Scientific papers often start by noting that lots of people are interested in the topic: “Topic X is of wide interest in ecology”, or some similar phrase.
Sometimes they also talk about changes over time in how many people are interested in the topic, for instance by writing “Topic X has long been of central interest in ecology” or “Much recent research in ecology considers topic Y”. Please, please don’t do this.* As a colleague of mine likes to say, your paper should tell the reader about biology, not biologists. For instance, one line of research in my lab concerns spatial synchrony in population ecology. The difference here can be subtle. From my own experience, I can tell you that it’s hard to avoid slipping into talking about biologists rather than biology.
P.s. Ten Simple Rules for Writing a PLOS Ten Simple Rules Article. Citation: Dashnow H, Lonsdale A, Bourne PE (2014) Ten Simple Rules for Writing a PLOS Ten Simple Rules Article.
PLoS Comput Biol 10(10): e1003858. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003858 Editor: Fran Lewitter, Whitehead Institute, United States of America Published: October 23, 2014 This is an open-access article, free of all copyright, and may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, built upon, or otherwise used by anyone for any lawful purpose. The work is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication.
Funding: The authors received no specific funding for writing this article. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. An investigation of the false discovery rate and the misinterpretation of p-values. How to format plots for publication using ggplot2 (with some help from Inkscape) The following is the code from a presentation made by Rosemary Hartman to the Davis R Users’ Group.
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