What If...

… I took my own photos for Active Learning?

In the image log, write “Taken by author” in Column D (source title). You still need to assign each photo a figure number and caption as you would any other image. (Note: You will also need to provide information about anyone depicted within the photo. See the question directly below.)

… I’m using an image of someone I know?

Please provide the person’s name and contact information in your image log so Cognella can seek permission to use their likeness in your Active Learning project. We will also require the name and contact information of the photographer who took the image, if not you; please provide this information in your image log.

… I created my own charts and graphs in Microsoft PowerPoint or Word?

In the image log, write “Created by author” in Column D (source title). You still need to assign each photo a figure number and caption as you would any other image. If the image has a resolution below 300 dpi, it will need to be re-illustrated (and you’ll need to note that in the log, too).

Note that there are licensing restrictions associated with the use of any clipart available in Microsoft PowerPoint or Word. These pieces are copyrighted and can’t be licensed for use in Active Learning. If you are looking for similar images, we recommend reviewing options from our recommended image sources (see Page 2 of this guide) or using the Microsoft Office icons. These are also available in PowerPoint or Word, but are free to use in commercial publications.

For more details on how to access the icon set, watch this video: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/insert-icons-in-microsoft-office-e2459f17-3996-4795-996e-b9a13486fa79

…I want to create my own figures in another software?

Not all software allows users to create figures for commercial publication. We would recommend starting with images from our approved resources. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact your project editor with the name of the software you would like to use to create your figures. Your project editor will send it to our licensing team to review and confirm we can use images created in the software.

If you have already made images in another software, then please include the name of the software used in your image log. In the source column, you can note “created by author using [X software].” Please note that if the software is not approved, the figure may need to be replaced.

… my friend or family member would like to create artwork for me for my Active Learning project?

Contributed artwork will not automatically be accepted for publication in Active Learning. We ask that you request artwork samples from your friend or family member and submit them to us for consideration, along with a brief explanation of your reasoning for wanting to include this artwork and its relationship to your Active Learning content. A committee of editors and designers will review the samples for style, quality, and a clear connection to the project’s written content. Your project editor will inform you of our decision to grant or deny use of the images once the committee reviews your artwork application.

Unsure of the next steps or have additional questions? Ask your Active Learning Project Editor!