1. Importing References

  2. Exporting from a Reference Manager

Citing in SciFlow requires you to import references first. To do this, export them from your reference management software of choice. This article covers the process of importing references as well as exporting them from every major reference managing platform, i.e., Zotero, Mendeley, Citavi, EndNote, JabRef and SciWheel.

If you are looking for a way to implement your references without manually uploading your bibliography files, SciFlow offers to synchronize your reference library with Zotero or Mendeley, which grants direct access to the respective entries right in the editor.

Import to SciFlow

SciFlow uses the BibTeX (.bib) file format for the organization of references. This file format is widely supported and reliably carries all essential information needed to quote successfully in any citation style. Therefore the references you want to use only need to be exported as .bib files and then be imported into SciFlow afterward.

To initiate the import of your bibliography files, access the Reference Library menu in the sidebar and then proceed in one of two ways:

  • Click Upload from Citavi, Endnote, BibTeX, .. or use the option Upload to personal library > Upload .bib file from the context menu to select the desired .bib files from your hard drive.

  • Drag and drop the chosen files into the library tab. Your references will then automatically migrate into the reference library.

Updating Your References

Since SciFlow uses the BibTeX file format, every .bib file carries a particular key, that identifies the reference. That means that every re-upload of the same .bib file automatically updates it instead of creating an unnecessary copy. Therefore, changes made in your reference management tool can transfer into SciFlow by a simple re-upload of an updated .bib file.

Exporting from your Reference Manager

The main way to incorporate references already gathered with a reference manager is to create .bib files or conncet the app to SciFlow. And though the result is similar, every platform has its unique way of exporting .bib files. The links below cover the exporting process for each respective manager:

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