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the Case Study
Step 01
tHE idea
The Objective
The scientific journal editor proposes illustration services to authors who wish to publish in their peer-reviwed journal.
As scientific graphic designer, I then intervene to adapt the author's graphical abstract or figure to journal guidelines and style.
Step 02
tHE brief
Blood - American Society of Hematology
Peer-reviewed journal - IF: 20.3
Journal style
Editor's guidelines focus on the format of the figure: 492 px x 343.35 px (formatted in picas).
The Avenir font is preferred and should not be smaller than 8 pt
Colors should be adapted for color-blind people: elements that need to be identified or differentiated need to be seen by at least the most common types of color blindness (Protanopia and Deuteranopia).
The idea behind this color palette was to integrate purple and pink to represent immune cells with similar colors than when they are stained with Hematoxylin & Eosin.
Step 03
tHE abstract
Extinguishing the fire in sickle cell anemia
In this issue of Blood, Rees et al report the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter phase 2a study that tested the safety and efficacy of the interleukin 1-β (IL-1β) neutralizing antibody canakinumab in children and young adults with sickle cell anemia (SCA), chronic pain, and inflammation. The study’s primary objective was not met because participants receiving the study drug did not experience a significant reduction in average daily pain, but there was a promising reduction of multiple biomarkers of inflammation, number and duration of hospitalizations, and other patient-reported outcomes of pain and fatigue.
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