great TOC

May 28, 2009 at 9:25 am | | crazy figure contest, literature

I love clever table-of-contents artwork. I’ve never seen any rules about TOC artwork: it could be just about anything that advertises the paper well.


I love this one. Pretty classy, and it gets the point across. The view also has a hint of 1984-esque industrialistic dystopia. I guess that’s Madison for you.


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  1. That is cute! But I think that previous JACS paper is even more epic. A good graphical abstract is significant in a sense that it doesn’t only draw reader’s attention to the paper, but also start the possibly long and dense paper off on a more light-hearted note.

    Another thing that can inject some humor into the paper is the subtitle. Angewandte Chemie has got a wicked sense of humor:

    Comment by Noel — May 28, 2009 #

  2. That’s indeed an interesting ToC idea :)

    Comment by Successful Researcher: How to Become One — May 31, 2009 #

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