Requirements for illustrations
Illustrations in Amsterdam University Press books are generally in gray tones.
If your material is in colour, make sure that there is enough contrast to ensure optimal reproduction. To check whether there is sufficient contrast, print out your original photograph or digital image in black and white. If your illustration comes from a published source, make a black and white copy. The required format for illustrations is 10 x 15 cm, but the larger, the better.
Resolution: On the Internet a resolution of 72 dpi (dots per inch) is enough. For printing, 300 dpi is the minimum. Please make sure that your images have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
Format: Jpeg or .jpg files are preferred, but if your files are in .tif, .gif or .eps format, these are also acceptable. PDFs, however, are NOT acceptable.
Line artwork - in black-and-white (preferred), or in colour - should be at least 600 dpi.
Authors are expected to obtain all necessary permissions to reproduce illustrations.
Sending your files
Illustration files tend to be large, and it may not be possible to e-mail them. It is therefore recommended to save the large files on a CD-ROM and to send this by post. It may also be possible to use Dropbox to transfer files.
Authors/editors should start thinking about an image to use on the cover of their book as early as possible. Original photographs are preferable. The photographer will always be credited in the copyright page.