5. Punctuation and style concerns regarding equations, figures, tables, and footnotes
Punctuate all equations in the body of the text with a comma or period where necessary according to their function in the sentence. If the equation ends a sentence, then it should be followed by a period (full stop). Please include a numbered reference with each equation and use that reference when discussing the equation in the body of the paper.
Figure and table legends
The first sentence of a figure caption or legend should be a descriptive title in telegraphic style, which omits the articles (the, a, an). The description that follows should concisely label and explain figures and parts of figures without going into too much detail. Additional details can be provided in the main text without duplicating the information provided in the captions.
Please make any footnotes as brief and succinct as possible.