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We want this repository to be as open as possible, so do not require signing up to post an image. This however means that you won't be able to edit your drawings after submission, so upload carefully! If you have problems, hit us up on Twitter or by email and we'll sort it out.


By uploading content to SciDraw you are doing so under the Creative Commons 4.0 license (CC-BY). By licensing your drawings under CC-BY you agree to make your work publicly available, with the requirements that others should give you credit, in the form of a citation, should they use or refer to your work. The lincense lets others download, use, modify and distribute your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for your original creation.

If you would like to read more about the licensing of SciDraw 's content, please check our Uploading Guidelines page.


By uploading an image to SciDraw, you confirm that:

  • You are the owner of any copyright relating to the drawing, or have the explicit consent of the owner of such rights to upload the image.
  • You have the right to make the drawing publicly available.
  • You have contacted others who might oppose the drawing being made available and have obtained their consent beforehand.
  • You give consent to any user to download, modify and use any drawing uploaded to under the CC-BY license with the requirement that your original work be appropriately referred to.

We reserve the right to remove any content that is deemed to be offensive and/or in violation of the law.

To ensure that the content of the drawings is appropriate for the website, submitted drawings will undergo a review and approval process before being published. This should generally take just a few hours. Drawings will not be accepted if not deemed relevant for a repository of scientific drawings or deemed otherwise inappropriate.


You are free to download, modify and use any image on SciDraw

Please acknowledge the contribution of the image's authors and of SciDraw in the acknowledgements section of your work. You can use the DOI below each drowing to cite the drawing.