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The writing and publication tool for science

SciFlow is an online text editor for researchers and students, with which scientific texts can be created and edited in teams and formatted at the push of a button. Using SciFlow technology, digital publications (HTML, PDF) can be distributed and found. SciFlow is aimed at researchers and their institutions who publish texts alone or in teams.

Our contribution to Open Science

SciFlow supports the transition to open science. With our tools we want to accelerate the transition to the free dissemination of knowledge. Therefore, we develop suitable tools for students, researchers and research institutions to create and distribute digital publications as easily as possible and to make them accessible for everyone.

We therefore apply the following three criteria to SciFlow:

  1. The research results must be accessible and easy to find.
  2. The basic tools for conducting research must be accessible to all.
  3. The re-use of digital content should be easy.

More information about the further development of SciFlow can be found in this blog post.

Research institutions with a SciFlow Campus License

Max Planck Digital Library
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Hochschule Merseburg
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon

The SciFlow Effect

SciFlow was designed specifically to solve the problems research academics encounter when writing and publishing their work. So it’s no wonder they enjoy using it. This is demonstrated by the remarkably high level of engagement among our users. SciFlow researchers spend 30 hours a week using the editor. That is more time than office workers spend using e-mail, Slack and WhatsApp combined.

At SciFlow, we believe true open access means removing barriers to successful collaboration, whatever they are. So there will never be any hidden transaction costs. No problems authorizing authors from other institutions. No technological barriers with operating systems. No licensing issues or compatibility problems with older versions.

Research papers have very specific requirements. Reference management and formatting to journal specs cost time for little added value. We have automated all of the fiddly formatting and other annoying tasks. And we have integrated the tools researchers need - such as reference and citation managers like Citavi, Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero.

Cooperation partners

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SciFlow founders

Frederik Eichler

Frederik Eichler is responsible for product & technology. He had the idea for SciFlow during his master studies in computer science when he helped his fellow students. Before SciFlow he was a software engineer at Capgemini.

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Carsten Borchert

Carsten Borchert is responsible for sales & finance. Before SciFlow he worked as an account manager at Oracle. He has a PhD in economics.

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Scientific Advisors


Kai Gehschuhn

Innovative Services & Open Access at the Max Planck Digital Library


Prof. Dr. Martin Gersch

Professor of Business Administration at the Free University of Berlin and Head of Competence Center E-Commerce


Anke Berghaus-Sprengel

Library Director of the University and State Library of Saxony-Anhalt and Deputy Chairwoman of the VDB


Dr. Tristan Petit

Head of the Nanocarbon Group at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin and Freigeist-Fellow

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Belziger Str. 69-71
10823 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0) 30 233 210 650

E-Mail: [email protected]

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