I am going to start work on the Materials and Methods for a paper I contributed to a lot in the bioinformatics processing part. I have seen some papers nowadays tend to first present the processing steps that they followed as a flow chart, to show the reader what happened generally before going into details in the written M&M section.
Are there any specific guidelines for creating this flowchart? Do you have any tips or advice from personal experience?
(I am aware that this may be off-topic. I have a meta question about it here)