Image guide

Preparing your images

Images must be supplied in digital format with permissions for print and online distribution from the copyright holder. We can accept submissions with low-resolution images without permissions for peer review but authors will be asked to send press-ready files for publication in the journal.

Images for press should be between 68mm and 141mm wide with minimum resolution of 300 DPI for photographs, and 1200 DPI for scans. The file format must be either JPEG or TIFF. Maps and diagrams can also be supplied as vector images in EPS.

Most images sourced on the internet cannot be used. If you find an image on the internet, you will need to locate its original source and request a high-resolution version from its owner.

Unfortunately, the Society does not have resources to research images or pay for permission fees. In some cases authors will be able to apply for help with image costs through the Angus Graham Grant.


Please number illustrations sequentially (Illus 1, Illus 2) and where an illustration is made up of multiple parts, use lower case letters (Illus 4a, Illus 4b). Image files should be named by the corresponding illustration number.

A separate list of captions should be supplied for all illustrations. Captions should be consistent and always credit the creator and/or copyright holder in parentheses, for example:

Illus 1 The Chisholme spearhead. (Photograph by Neil McLean © National Museums Scotland)

Sending your images

Please use to supply your images (this is a free service). Alternatively, we can download images through other file transfer programmes, such as Dropbox or Google Docs. Please contact the Publications Officer if you need help with transferring your images. Please do not supply images as email attachments.

Files can also be supplied on a CD, DVD or memory stick, which you can send by post to the Publications Officer at the following address: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, National Museums Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1JF.