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Writing and publishing platform SciFlow

From 01.04.2022, the SciFlow software will be licensed for a further two years.

SciFlow is a new online writing and publishing software. It is a collaborative web application developed to save researchers and students time and effort.

What does SciFlow offer?

  • Several authors can work on a text at the same time.
  • Suggestions for changes from fellow writers can be accepted or rejected directly in the text.
  • References can be imported from different literature management systems.
  • Word and LaTeX users can work together on one document.
  • Spell check by LanguageTool Pro
  • Predefined journal templates with the corresponding citation styles are available. SciFlow users can request as many journal templates as they like free of charge.
  • The created documents can be exported in Word, LaTeX and PDF format or as a ZIP file.
  • All data is stored completely anonymized on servers in Germany.

Notes on registration:

For initial registration go to the SciFlow-start page and create a user account. To use the service, register with your official university e-mail address ( | or with your hospital e-mail address (

You can also subscribe to the SciFlow newsletter. This will keep you well informed about the latest innovations. You can subscribe directly via the registration page or afterwards using this link and the "Preferences" function.

Please note:

A template for dissertations with the appropriate citation styles was created especially for our institution.

Notes on EndNote special features when using SciFlow (see section there).

For feedback or questions please contact us at or 0621/383-3710.

Online seminar via zoom (following dates and recordings)

next dates:

Introduction to SciFlow for students: Save time and nerves writing your thesis or assignment (Englisch)

  • 07.09.23 at 2 p.m. (approx. 1 h)
  • 02.11.23 at 10 a.m. (approx. 1 h)


Introduction to SciFlow for researchers: Save research time creating and formatting your journal articles and theses (Englisch)

  • 14.09.23 at 10 a.m. (approx. 1 h)
  • 09.11.23 at 10 a.m. (approx. 1 h)


Choosing a Template (for researchers)

1st case: a magazine is preferred

In the menu at the top right:

Templates > Journal publication > Log in > Search with optional Publisher filter > choose


Log in > Templates > Journals > Search with optional Publisher filter > choose

If no template is available: "Request a template" possible.

2nd case: it is not yet known in which journal the publication will be published or a neutral template is preferred.

In the menu at the top right:

Templates > Academic Styles > AMA (AMA citation style) or Academic Standard (5 citation styles available) > Log in


Log in > Templates > Academic Styles > AMA (AMA citation style) or Academic Standard (5 citation styles available)

The later assignment to a possibly existing Journal Template is done with: Button Export & Submit > Search (Magnifier) > Select the journal > click Use for this document and change the citation style. But you still have to rename the chapters according to the template (see 1st case).

Screenshots of the two cases (enlargeable):

Tips for working with SciFlow

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