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Dissertations & Theses: Using Your Published Articles

Tables, Figures, Illustrations

Re-using previously published tables, figures, and illustrations often require unique citations and formatting. Always consult with a Research & Learning Librarian for advice on how to cite these types of items. Tables and figures should include the figure title, followed by a permission statement and the complete citation for the original publication. Illustrations, photos, and artwork may have different requirements, so you need to contact a research librarian.

Example figure citation








Figure 1. Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in patients. Reprinted with permission from Gan Y-J, Fang A-W, Liu C, Liu B-J, Yang F-M, Guan J-T, et al. Elevated Plasma Levels of Drebrin in Glaucoma Patients with Neurodegeneration. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2019;13(326).

Labels for figures usually appear below the figure. The labels should use 10 point font and be single spaced. For additional formatting instructions, use the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting how-to-guides appropriate for your version of Word.  For technical information on inserting figures and creating a list of figures. contact Paul Thomas, (785) 864-6944, at he KU Lawrence campus.