Correctly formulate Figure caption: refer the reader to the web version of the paper?

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Do I understand correctly that you just want to tell the reader that the colored figure is available online (in case they printed it b/w)?

If so, then the usual approach is to do the following:

Figure 1: (Color online) This is the caption and there is some stuff here.

This may depend on your field, but the American Physical Society (APS) recommends this.

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Updated on August 18, 2022

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  • maycca
    maycca about 1 year

    I have included a pretty complex map with about 10 different colors in my scientific paper in forest ecology. I am looking for a standard formule which is applied in this case, something as : For interpretation of the references to color in this figure caption, the reader is referred to the web version of this paper.

    However, in my caption I do not use the description i.e., red represent rats and green ~ herb, thus I do not want to start with For interpretation of the references to colour in this figure caption...

    How can I correctly write: please, for color representation of the figure, refer to the web version of the paper?

    I am not an English native speaker.

    Could be the following formulation correct?

    The reader is referred to the web version of this paper for the color representation of this figure. 

    If not, do you have some better suggestions?

    thank you !

  • maycca
    maycca over 6 years
    Yes, you are right. Thank you for suggestion, maybe there will be some more specific answers in forest ecology! I have updated my question
  • maycca
    maycca over 6 years
    thank you for a comment, I will think about next time. This time, the manuscript (with the map with 10 colors) has been accepted for publication. Maybe this is specific for ecological topics.