I'm currently working on my first publication and heard from a colleague that the images must have precisely the same font size as the article's font. She told me that Origin could adjust this. Unfortunately, she works with Origin and I with Matlab, so that she cannot tell me how I can set this up with Matlab. Can someone give me a tip or an excellent workflow to create pictures that can be published with Matlab?

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    I would be rather surprised if a journal actually expects you to submit with exactly the same font size in figures as in text. Figures often get resized in production, and so a perfect correspondence would be hard to achieve. Rather, the journals that I am familiar with say that fonts should be at least as big as the font used in the caption - which can be easily assessed 'by eye'.
    – avid
    Dec 29, 2020 at 9:35
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    Hello Andrea! Are you looking for a TeX-based solution? In this case, you might be interested in looking at the corresponding SE at tex.stackexchange.com, where approximate solutions already exist AFAIK. Dec 29, 2020 at 10:02
  • @avid I would expect the same. Does your comment suffice for a full answer? Dec 29, 2020 at 10:02
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    @JonasSchwarz My supervisor asked me to write it in word. In the author guidelines, I just found a description for the size of the figures and the dpi.
    – Andrea
    Dec 29, 2020 at 12:08
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    @avid I have not published an article before so I just heard this fact. I was wondering as well and have not found anything about this in the author's guidelines.
    – Andrea
    Dec 29, 2020 at 12:09


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