Prestigious journals hinder non-English speaking scientists – Interesting Engineering

March 24, 2024 | by

Prestigious journals hinder non-English speaking scientists, study finds
Wooden bookshelves in the historical library of the Catholic University in Leuven.Kutredrig/iStock

To address various global concerns and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it is imperative that scientific information be shared globally. To that extent, the standard use of the language presents difficulties for academics in areas where English is not a common language.

Experts claim that scholars must choose between publishing in their own tongue so local communities can easily access their work or in English for a wider audience. Additionally, they spend more time and effort writing and editing papers when they work in English than their counterparts who speak the language natively.


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