Instructions to authors


Remittal of literature references

Remittal of illustrations


Remittal of illustrations

Authors/scientific editors are asked to take special care as regards the relevance and quality of illustrations. Documents are further to be numbered and referenced individually and consecutively depending on their nature (chart, figure, graph, plate).

Casa de Velázquez, a not-for-profit teaching and research institution, is concerned about compliance with intellectual property laws. Authors and scientific editors are therefore asked to furnish original permissions for reproduction of illustrations used in commercially-available works pursuant to the Intellectual Property Code, law no 95-4 of 3 January. To ensure compliance with this law, each document for reproduction must carry an original individual permission issued by the rights-holder (person or organisation). The caption should make due mention of its provenance and copyright.

It is up to the author/scientific editor to verify the legal status of reproductions of documents to be used to illustrate their research work. If the document is not in the public domain, he/she must secure the necessary permissions, licences or assignments from the author of the work or his/her assigns.

Excepting the cover illustration on works to be published in the CCV, it is up to each author to secure, and if necessary pay for, illustrations and reproduction rights.

In the event of failure to follow these instructions, Casa de Velázquez reserves the right to refuse illustrations that might encounter objections.

> Download the application form for Permission for reproduction in cases where the holder of title in the work, or its author or assigns, do not have it. 

Technical specifications

Authors are asked to work to the scale of the publication, adapting to the dimensions of the collection concerned.

  • Formats accepted: .ai, .eps, .jpeg, .png and .tiff.
  • Resolution: Minimum 300 dpi. Images of 72 dpi downloaded from the web are therefore not acceptable.
  • Dimensions: minimum 5 x 5 cm; maximum 15 x 30 cm.


  • Please provide the numeric data.
  • Use greyscales for paper format and colour for numeric format.
  • Use the Minion Pro font policy for written information (names and/or captions).
  • Avoid presenting information in pie chart form.

Maps and charts :

  • Should be created using Adobe Illustrator (.ai) software.
  • The scale of the graph should be indicated by insertion of a graded line segment (never in the form: 1/100 or 1/1000).
  • Indicate North.
  • Use greyscales (minimum 15 %; maximum 85-90 %) for paper format and colour for numeric format.
  • Use the Minion Pro font policy for written information (names and/or captions).
  • Line width: minimum 0.15 pt for solid or dotted lines and 0.25 pt for line and copy-dot work.

Items to be supplied

  • Digital file for each illustration, identified by author's name (CCV, MCV) or chapter number (BCV, ECV) and the call number matching the one cited in the manuscript, as in the following examples:

02_AuthorX_fig1 (CCV, MCV)
02_ChapI_fig1 (BCV, ECV)

03_AuthorY_fig1 (CCV, MCV)
03_ChapII_fig1 (BCV, ECV)

02_AuthorX_fig2 (CCV, MCV)
02_ChapI_fig2 (BCV, ECV)

03_AuthorY_fig2 (CCV, MCV)
03_ChapII_fig2 (BCV, ECV)

02_AuthorX_fig3 (CCV, MCV)
02_ChapI_fig3 (BCV, ECV)


  • Permission to reproduce each illustration for paper and digital formats, numbered in the same way.
  • A list of illustrations by author or chapter, in a separate Word file comprising: the nature of each illustration (chart, figure, graph, plate), its number (exactly matching the one in the document supplied), the title and the caption.
  • Captions, concise but complete, stating the source and, depending on the type of illustration, citing the available data, as follows:

    • Reproduction of works

    Fig . 1. — Francisco de Goya, Portrait de Ferdinand Guillemardet, ca. 1798-1799, Louvre Museum, Paris. © Musée du Louvre


    • Maps and charts

    Map 1. — Carte de la peste dans le Doukkala, d’après un croquis du docteur Paul Remlinger (Archives du ministère des Affaires étrangères, séance du Conseil sanitaire de Tanger, 12 octobre 1911)


    • Graphs

    Graph 1. — Les différents systèmes anthroponymiques (Porto, 14e siècle)