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Preserving national language and reaching out English-speaking audience of a scholarly journal

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This article reflects on the issue of preserving Russian as a national language at scholarly journals and promoting research outcomes of non-Anglophone authors at an international arena by expanding Englishlanguage contents of local journals. Potential approaches to overcoming disadvantages and poor visibility of Russian journals are explored. Publishing English-only journals is advantageous for international recognition and indexing by global databases. However, that language model may have certain disadvantages in terms of information distribution. The optimal proposed solution could be the publication of Russian and English parallel versions of the journal, identical in the contents, metadata, article information, and identifiers, such as the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Examples of successful bilingual journals are provided.

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O. V. Kirillova
Association of Science Editors and Publishers (ASEP)
Russian Federation
Cand. Sci. (Eng.), President


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For citations:

Kirillova O.V. Preserving national language and reaching out English-speaking audience of a scholarly journal. Science Editor and Publisher. 2019;4(1-2):34-44. (In Russ.)

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