How to Visually Succeed in Scientific Publishing

Workshops & Training

workshops and training to succeed in scientific publishing

“For the print version of our journal, production-quality figures are required. Can you please update your files according to our standards”… Does this sound familiar?

Many researchers get confused and sometimes even frustrated when it comes to image editing, resolution, pixels, colors, etc. This knowledge is essential to prepare high quality research figures. It is essential for effective communication and crucial knowledge for every scientist.

If you follow our workshop, we will demystify together many of the most common pitfalls and problems and give you some good practices that will avoid problems down the road. In our workshops we teach most concepts with hands-on practices and real world examples.


Workshops can be 1 or 2 days, depending on your needs. You can choose between several modules (listed below) or zoom in on specific topics to get most out of this training. We cover graphical abstracts, review figures, editorial figures, research figures, powerpoint presentations, posters, snapshots, etc.


  • Technical aspects of quality figures
  • How to read instructions to authors (figures only)
  • Editing of scientific figures (do’s and don’ts to avoid questionable research)
  • Introduction to the design process of a scientific figure
  • Introduction in effective communication principles
  • Visual storytelling and visual hierarchy
  • Build color confidence
  • Annotations, graphs and callouts
  • Typeface
  • Publication figures versus presentation figures
  • How to approach cover design
  • Stand out of the crowd

Past & Current Collaborations

  • University of Leuven, Belgium
  • University of Gent, Belgium
  • University of Hasselt, Belgium
  • University of Brussels, Belgium
  • University of Kortrijk, Belgium
  • VIB (Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie), Belgium
  • Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology, The Netherlands
  • University of Twente, The Netherlands

Interested? Feel free to contact us, we’d love to help you with your workshop organisation

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