The Microsoft Word Table function should be used when creating a table. Any table must have a title, and footnotes and/or legend should be concise. Tables should be included in the submitted manuscript as a separate section.

You are kindly asked to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Do not submit tables in Excel or PDF format, and do not place an Excel table in a Word document.
  • Format tables with Word’s Table function; do not use tabs or spaces to create a table.
  • Do not use line breaks or spaces to separate data within a cell. Use separate cells for all discrete data elements within a table.
  • Number tables as Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, etc. rather than as Table 1a, Table 1b, etc.
  • Abbreviations within a table must be defined in the table legend or footnotes.

Footnotes should be listed with superscript lowercase letters, beginning with “a.” Footnotes may not be listed with numbers or symbols.