Sciflow test phase

Test phase over

The Sciflow test phase at the University of Kassel ended on 19.11.2023. For two months, Sciflow could be used and tested in the Proversion with all the corresponding features.
Since the end of the test phase, Sciflow is available to all users in the basic version.
We will keep you informed about further steps regarding Sciflow here, as well as in the news section and blog of the University Library.

Many thanks to all test users for their support.

You are welcome to provide more detailed feedback on our evaluation.

Test phase over: Zur Umfrage

Uni starts Sciflow test phase

SciFlow is an online tool for collaborative scientific writing. SciFlow simplifies the creation of publication-ready articles as well as the writing of papers, theses and term papers.

From September 18 to November 19, all university members will have access to the platform's pro functions as part of a two-month test phase at the University of Kassel.

⇒ Click here to register

All data is stored completely anonymized on servers in Germany.

How do you like Sciflow?

Genuine work facilitation or just another tool? Intuitive or complicated?
⇒ How do you like Sciflow?

Collaboration, integration of literature management tools, templates?
⇒ Which features are helpful?

To accompany the testing phase, we created a short survey on how the platform is used. The survey is intended to help build targeted offerings for the employees of the University of Kassel.

How do you like Sciflow?: Zur Umfrage

Questions and answers

Sciflow is a platform for creating scientific texts. The most important functions of Sciflow are

  • A document can be edited and commented by several authors at the same time.
  • Change tracking allows to see changes made by co-authors and to make versioning changes.
  • Large selection of journal templates and citation styles with which the document is automatically formatted during export.
  • On request, selected institute-specific templates for term papers, bachelor's and master's theses.
  • References can be imported from all common literature management programs.
  • References are simply dragged and dropped into the right place. SciFlow takes care of the formatting automatically.
  • Texts existing in Word documents can be easily inserted into the editor.
  • Documents can be exported as Word file, PDF, HTML or JATS export.
  • All data is stored anonymously on servers in Germany.

The most important advantage is that with SciFlow all the tasks involved in a publication or student work are efficiently handled on one platform. The effort to create a publication is reduced and researchers have more time to research, students to study.

The collaborative writing function makes joint publication easy - whereby the data and content are located entirely in Germany and are handled in a DSGVO-compliant manner.


In the free version, Sciflow already offers many functions, such as collaborative writing, the integration of reference managers (Zotero, Citavi, Endnote), a basic spell checker and export to various formats.

In the Pro version during the test phase will be added:

  • Change tracking
  • Premium support
  • Use of numerous predefined journal templates with the corresponding citation styles.
  • ! Templates not available can be requested for free !

Sciflow has extensive support pages where you can find tutorials on various topics:

=> here you can find numerous articles and videos not only on the concrete use of Sciflow, but also on student and scientific writing in general. The free webinars of Sciflow are also suitable for getting started.

For specific questions about SciFlow, there is the support forum. For further questions you can also write an email to support[at]sciflow[dot]net.



Yes, during the trial period the full support scope of the Pro package is available. Feel free to contact the help chat directly with any questions, write an email or attend one of the introductory webinars.

If it does not come to a Sciflow Campus license of the university, Sciflow is still available to you free of charge in the basic version. Documents and account will of course remain.

Documents can of course be exported at any time and further processed elsewhere.

If you want to delete your account after the test phase, please send a short mail to support[at]sciflow[dot]net.

This is a summary of the privacy policy. The privacy policy is legally binding. You can find the privacy policy here.

What data is stored?

SciFlow's online word processor stores all written texts. Users have the option to enter profile information, such as name and address of the research institution, as this is often also part of the submission to the publisher. All entries are voluntary. For support and usage statistics, Sciflow also collects some data automatically, such as the browser used and IP address.

Cookies of the website do not have to be accepted.

Where is data stored?

All written texts are stored on servers located exclusively in Germany.

Is data passed on to third parties?

Data is only passed on to third parties if this is necessary to fulfill the terms of use (e.g. data center service providers). If a user account belongs to an institution with a SciFlow license, the institutional email address used for registration as well as anonymized usage data may be passed on to an administrator in order to prove the use and success of SciFlow at the institution. Usage data and personal data are generally separated.

Sciflow explicitly excludes selling or otherwise commercializing user documents. User data is not Sciflow's business model.

Will my data be shared with third parties for advertising or affiliate programs?


Who at SciFlow has access to my data?

Sciflow has separate responsibilities and thus organizationally limited access to data. User data may only be accessed in the context of support and with the prior consent of the user.

Passwords are stored exclusively in encrypted form. Passwords cannot be reconstructed even by Sciflow.

How can I delete my account and all related data?

Contact Sciflow in the chat or write an email to

What security standards does SciFlow use?

SciFlow operates a document server from certified data centers in Frankfurt/M (ISO 9001, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, SSAE16 / ISAE3402) and Karlsruhe (ISO 27001). Physical and technological access are limited to necessary personnel. All connections from the SciFlow app are SSL encrypted. Security-critical aspects of the application (such as authentication) are secured by rate limits and additional encryption (one-way encryption for passwords). To secure the underlying operating systems, in addition to Linux security profiles (AppArmor) comes the separation of services into containers (Docker) due to the SciFlow architecture. The same architecture also enables the continuous execution of security updates and patches of the operating systems without service interruption.