I am supervising a project by a group of students who are quite new to academic/scientific writing. I have now read a draft of their report, and noticed the following errors in regards to how they use figures:
- The meaning of the y-axis is shown in the title, rather than as a y-axis label.
- The x-axis label is shown on the right of the x-axis tick values.
- The legend contains information that should be in the y-axis label, e.g., Policy 1 inventory level, Policy 2 inventory level.
- The figures are placed in the middle of the text without a figure number and a caption.
My question is: Is there is a good reference or set of guidelines which I could pass to the students to help them to learn how to properly include figures in their report?