Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:13

Reference Management in SciFlow

 

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but citing is a pretty big deal around here at SciFlow. This is a quick rundown of how to get started with citing inside of the app. ExSciting, isn’t it? (Pun totally intended)

The reference file formats we currently support are:

  • XML
  • RIS
  • BIB

All three are used by some of the most popular reference management platforms out there. We will be showing you how to export from Mendeley, Citavi and Zotero to get your references into SciFlow.

Though the processes are similar, every platform has its own unique way of exporting files for our editor to integrate. Let’s take a look.

Citavi:

Citavi Export1

  1. In the Reference Editor on the File menu, click Export.
  2. Choose which references to export, then click Next.
  3. Select either XML, bib or RIS, then click Next.
  4. Choose Save to text file, click Browse, enter a name and location for the file, and click Save.
  5. Choose whether you want to save the export preset for future exports, then click Next. Citavi lets you know that the export was completed successfully.
  6. Open your new reference file’s path and drag and drop it into the dashed box in SciFlow’s reference tab. It will now be available within SciFlow.

 

Zotero: Reference export guide

Expot Zotero

  1. Within Zotero, select the references or collections you wish to export.
  2. Go to the File menu and select Export
  3. Choose the file format you want to use. 
  4. Save your newly created reference file in a location of your choosing.
  5. Open your new reference file’s path and drag and drop it into the dashed box in SciFlow’s Reference tab. It will now be available within SciFlow.

 

 

 

Mendeley:

Mendeley Export

  1. Within Mendeley’s desktop app, select the File menu and click Export.
  2. Select the location you wish the file to be saved to and select a File format. Now click Export.
  3. Open your new reference file’s path and drag and drop it into the dashed box in SciFlow’s Reference tab. It will now be available within SciFlow.

 

 

 

Equipped with this knowledge you can now start importing your references to SciFlow from some of the market's most used reference managers. Some of our upcoming features include direct account integration of some of those reference platforms, which will allow users to login on SciFlow using their account (e.g. Mendeley) and have the app directly recognize their references with no need to import!