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Writing and publishing software SciFlow

Within the scope of a test version, students and researchers of the Medical Faculty can test the software from now until 31.03.21.

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.
  • References can be imported from different literature management systems.
  • Word and LaTeX users can work together on one document.
  • Predefined journal templates with the corresponding citation styles are available. 
  • 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 (

Please note:

During the test you can access about 80 predefined journal templates. In addition, the following templates are provided especially for our institution:

  • For the dissertations of the Mannheim Medical Faculty including the output style "Cell-ThesisWeb", which is adapted to the guidelines of the faculty.
  • European Journal of Cancer
  • Three additional journal templates are provided by SciFlow on request.

In case of licensing after the test phase, SciFlow users could request any number of journal templates needed for their own publications free of charge. Therefore, feedback on your user experience and whether you consider further licensing to be useful is not only welcome, but explicitly desired. Only if we receive first-hand feedback from you, we can make a meaningful decision about licensing. For feedback or questions please contact us at or 0621/383-3710.

Choosing a Template (for researchers)

1st case: a magazine is preferred (selection of about 80 templates)

In the menu at the top right:

Log in > New document > Journals > Category: Life Sciences & Biomedicine > choose template


Templates > Journals > Category: Life Sciences & Biomedicine > choose Template > Log In

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:

Log in > New document > Scientific Manuscripts > AMA (English or German, AMA citation style) or SciFlow (English or German, citation style selectable)


Templates > Scientific Manuscripts > AMA (English or German, chapter structure available, AMA citation style) or SciFlow (English or German, citation style selectable) > Log In

The later assignment to a possibly existing Journal Template is done with: Button Templates/Export > Suche ( Magnifier ) > Select the journal via star icon (Pin) and change the citation style to the timeline. But you still have to rename the chapters according to the template (see 1st case).

Screenshots of the two cases (enlargeable | partly in German):

Journal Templates
"New document" in the app
Scientific styles
Pin template

Tips for working with SciFlow



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