Master Classes 2022

  15.06. - 07.07.2022 (virtual & free)

The SciFlow master classes 2022 will give insights into best practices and use cases from different parts of the publishing workflow. We gathered insights from our partners, researchers, students, and libraries on how they work together to create publications.

In our four classes, speakers from Helmholtz, Max Planck Institute for Art History, State and University Library Göttingen, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will present their real-life projects. You will therefore gain practical insights into learnings for publishing within their field of expertise. If you can not attend live, you can always watch the recording afterwards.

Speakers from:

Helmholtz Zentrum BerlinKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyMax Planck Institute for Art HistoryState and University Library Göttingen

Topics and Dates

15th of June 2022

Creating and Formatting Monographs and Theses

How to save research time like a pro with SciFlow.

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23rd of June 2022

Best practice for writing and research articles

Use SciFlow together to improve your writing process.

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30th of June 2022

Publishing a Diamond Open Access Journal

SciFlow & University Presses: Publishing in any local Language

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7th of July 2022

Open Standards for Writing and Citing

How SciFlow works with reference managers & publishing tools

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15th of June 2022
14 - 15 h (Berlin time)

Creating and Formatting Monographs and Theses. How to save research time like a pro with SciFlow. 

with Joanna Sikorski from KIT (Karlsruher Institute of Technology) Scientific Publishing

Creating any academic book comes with many challenges: the proper layout, consistent formatting, citing correctly, and finishing on time. Formatting large documents, like a monograph, Ph.D., or Master's thesis, consumes a lot of time. With SciFlow, authors, researchers, and students can produce a monograph or thesis with a single click.

This master class shows how to create a typeset book with a button push. We provide ten valuable suggestions from customer projects to create professional looks in SciFlow, whether in English or your local language, according to the highest standards of global publishers or based on your own institution's templates.

What's on offer:

  1. Intro to SciFlow: Write first, format at the end
  2. Choosing the right template
  3. Using a clear structure
  4. Citing consistently
  5. Maintaining figures, tables, and equations stringently
  6. Mastering the editorial flow in SciFlow
  7. Making the final touches: page breaks, hyphens, and more
  8. Using the SciFlow support
  9. Submit stress-free
  10. Do more with your book: more export formats to address more distribution channels

Today's speaker: Joanna Sikorski is a project manager at KIT Scientific Press. She will give insights into the latest book publishing project that has been realized with SciFlow.

Presenting host: Arthur Höring will host the webinar. He is a former student from the FU Berlin and now a Customer Success Specialist in SciFlow, sharing his experience with writing a thesis. Dr. Igor Osipov, SciFlow Advisor and international industry expert will facilitate the Q&A session.

23rd of June 2022
14 - 15 h (Berlin time)

Best practice for writing and researching articles together in SciFlow

with Dr. Tristan Petit, Helmholtz Berlin Center

Writing collaboratively on the same version of an article, sharing references, and tracking changes are essential features of SciFlow to allow co-authors to write a research paper together.

This master class will provide practical suggestions and tips on creating a publication in SciFlow. It is intended for all academics who create publications alone or in a team.

What you can expect:

  1. A first impression of SciFlow
  2. Choosing an appropriate template (all global publishers or your own)
  3. Structuring the document
  4. Inserting images, tables, and formulas
  5. Citing & managing references in SciFlow
  6. Inviting co-authors and collaboration (including change tracking)
  7. Collaborative writing, commenting, and sharing references
  8. Support from the SciFlow team

Today's speaker: Our guest for this master class will be Dr. Tristan Petit, Young Investigator Group Nanoscale Solid-Liquid Interfaces at Helmholtz Berlin. He will walk the audience through his own cases and best practices for using SciFlow with co-authors across the globe

Presenting host: Your host will be Dr. Carsten Borchert, co-founder of SciFlow and former Ph.D. student at the University of Magdeburg. Dr. Igor Osipov, SciFlow Advisor and international industry expert will facilitate the Q&A session.

30th of June 2022
14 - 15 h (Berlin time)

SciFlow & University Presses: Publishing a Diamond Open Access Journal in English or any local language

with Daniel Beucke, Publisher & Scrum Master at the University of Göttingen

Libraries and University Presses support researchers in creating their Open Access Journals. Digital infrastructure and workflow tools like OJS or DSpace are hosted at the institution.

One missing workflow part in the past is the creation of production formats, like HTML, PDF, and JATS-XML. Often an MS Word file is converted into PDF, resulting in various problems such as poor mobile reading, inconsistent metadata, and time-consuming formatting or converting texts.

For the latest issue of the New American Studies Journal (NASJ), The State and University Library Göttingen used SciFlow to convert manuscripts to PDF and HTML using SciFlow.

This master class will give insights into their workflow:

  1. MS Word manuscripts to SciFlow to OJS
  2. Transforming MS Word files to production formats with SciFlow
  3. Handling metadata
  4. A collaborative editing process
  5. SciFlow and OJS working together

Today's speaker: Our guest speaker is Daniel Beucke, who works in the digital publishing department at the Göttingen State and University Library. He is involved as a product owner and Scrum Master in various projects.

Presenting host: Frederik Eichler, co-founder of SciFlow, hosts the webinar. Dr. Igor Osipov, SciFlow Advisor and international industry expert will facilitate the Q&A session.

7th of July 2022
14 - 15 h (Berlin time)

Open Standards for Writing and Citing - how SciFlow works together with reference managers and publishing tools

with Ph.D. Elisa Bastianello, Digital Publications Manager at Max Plank Institute of Art History

Next-generation digital Publishing goes beyond PDF ebooks. Texts are treated like a semantic model consisting of references inside and outside the publications. Citations, annotations, personas, and places are examples to put the publications into a broader context. Single-Source Publishing workflows based on XML build the foundation for distributing those texts in various formats and keeping references intact and dynamic.

Open standards in writing and publishing and tools based on standards simplify those workflows. For disciplines and types of publications, various standards exist. One of the essential writing tasks in every field is efficiently handling references in the text. Writing scientific texts with better quality and less effort can be achieved if authors utilize a text editor suited for academic needs and a reference manager. Combining these two tools will be the topic of this master class.

The master class will provide examples of how SciFlow, Zotero, and other reference managers use common open standards efficiently and profitably.

We will address these topics:

  1. Overview of open standards in academic publishing
  2. Brief introduction of Zotero and SciFlow
  3. Connecting reference managers to SciFlow
  4. Writing and citing in SciFlow
  5. Automatically creating references and source lists
  6. We take it further by dealing with Citation Style Language (CSL) in Zotero and SciFlow as an example (more tools are integrated).

Today's speaker: Our guest will be Ph.D. Elisa Bastianello, Digital Publications Manager at Max Plank Institute of Art History. She will present her digital publication workflow based on SciFlow and JATS-XML.

Presenting host: The webinar hosts are the two co-founders of SciFlow, Frederik Eichler and Dr. Carsten Borchert, and Dr. Igor Osipov, SciFlow Advisor.