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I am having a problem with referencing figure with elsevier template when I reference an image I got only the number but not figure 1 for example . Here is the code :

\documentclass[review]{elsarticle}
\DeclareGraphicsExtensions{.pdf,.gif,.jpg}
\usepackage{lineno,hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsmath, nccmath}
\usepackage{cclicenses}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{lscape}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{framed} % Framing content
\usepackage{nomencl} % Nomenclature package
\makenomenclature
\setlength{\nomitemsep}{-\parskip} % Baseline skip between items
\modulolinenumbers[5]


\bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num}

\begin{document}
 c
 c
 the \ref{fig:example} blabla
 c
 c
 \begin{figure}[!ht]
 \includegraphics[scale=0.21]{name of the figure}
 \caption{the name of the figure}
 \label{fig:example}
 \end{figure}
 \end{document}

I got only the 1 blabla

Normally I should get the figure 1 blabla

  • Your example is not compilable since the image file is not available, but usually 1 is the correct output. If you want figure 1, use cleveref and \cref. And hyperref should be loaded at the end of the preamble, not right at its start – user31729 Oct 14 '17 at 21:23
  • Please take into account that this article might be rejected with figure 1 if being submitted to Elsevier – user31729 Oct 14 '17 at 21:30
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    Adding .gif to the list of possible extensions doesn't make GIF files suitable for insertion, as pdftex doesn't support them. – egreg Oct 14 '17 at 21:33
  • Off-topic: Instead of using \includegraphics with the scale=... option, it's usually more straightforward to employ the optionwidth=0.8\textwidth (or some other, suitable fraction of \textwidth). – Mico Oct 14 '17 at 21:53
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By default, the output of \ref does not yield figure for a figure counter label. This can be improved with cleveref and \cref or a redefinition of \p@figure, for example.

The solutions below show each usage independently:

\documentclass[review,demo]{elsarticle}
\DeclareGraphicsExtensions{.pdf,.jpg}
\usepackage{lineno}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsmath, nccmath}
\usepackage{cclicenses}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{lscape}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{framed} % Framing content
\usepackage{nomencl} % Nomenclature package

\usepackage{hyperref}

\usepackage[noabbrev,nameinlink]{cleveref}


\makenomenclature
\setlength{\nomitemsep}{-\parskip} % Baseline skip between items
\modulolinenumbers[5]


\bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num}

\begin{document}
 the \ref{fig:example} or \cref{fig:example} blabla
 \begin{figure}[!ht]
   \includegraphics[scale=0.21]{name of the figure}
   \caption{the name of the figure}
   \label{fig:example}
 \end{figure}
\end{document}

Solution with \p@figure being changed:

\documentclass[review,demo]{elsarticle}
\DeclareGraphicsExtensions{.pdf,.jpg}
\usepackage{lineno}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{amsmath, nccmath}
\usepackage{cclicenses}
\usepackage{caption}
\usepackage{lscape}
\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{subcaption}
\usepackage{framed} % Framing content
\usepackage{nomencl} % Nomenclature package

\usepackage{hyperref}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\p@figure}{\lowercase{\figurename}\ }
\makeatother


\makenomenclature
\setlength{\nomitemsep}{-\parskip} % Baseline skip between items
\modulolinenumbers[5]


\bibliographystyle{elsarticle-num}

\begin{document}
 the \ref{fig:example} blabla
 \begin{figure}[!ht]
   \includegraphics[scale=0.21]{name of the figure}
   \caption{the name of the figure}
   \label{fig:example}
 \end{figure}
\end{document}
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    I suggest using cleveref as being the cleaner solution – user31729 Oct 14 '17 at 21:38
  • Thanks it works now I have seen some elsevier papers they use fig.1 not figure 1 how can I change it to fig.1 – twimo Oct 14 '17 at 21:55
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    @twimo: Remove the noabbrev option from the loading of cleveref. \cref will show fig. then and \Cref will provide Fig. – user31729 Oct 14 '17 at 21:57
  • Thanks a lot christian you are a saver and one last thing why will they reject a paper for using figure 1 ? – twimo Oct 14 '17 at 22:03
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    @twimo: If my solution fits your needs, consider to accept it please – user31729 Oct 14 '17 at 22:06

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