I would like to add unit on this graphic: enter image description here

As stated in many sources, I should place as much of the required information within the figure itself. Unit is a (very) important information so therefore I need to put it on the graphic. But where? I have a feeling that anywhere the unit is, it will make the graphic, erg, imperfect. And I think putting it in the caption won't harm the eye of readers. So do I really need to put it on the graphic?


Yes, put it on the figure. It is useless without units. There is plenty of space in the middle of the black bar between the -5.000 and 5.000 .

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  • $\begingroup$ Very creative. However, if the size of the graphic is smaller, I'm afraid that people can't read it. $\endgroup$ – Ooker Nov 8 '14 at 19:00

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