In a study conducted by Editage*, a whopping 76% authors reported that preparing a manuscript in English is challenging. Over the years, even though the research output from non-English-speaking countries has increased enormously, lack of English proficiency remains a cause of concern for authors.
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*Author Perspectives on Academic Publishing: Global Survey Report 2018
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In a study that analysed 600 manuscripts*,
it was found that on an average the researcher may
face rejection due to:
English-as-a-second-language authors face additional challenges:
To combat these language barriers, researchers from ESL countries spend a considerable amount of time trying to get their manuscript into a publication-ready state.
At Editage we strongly believe that every researcher deserves to be internationally recognized as a published author. We know that the struggles faced by ESL authors could limit their inclusion and equal representation in global research. Editage has spent the last 17+ years building solutions for you every single day, to help you overcome academic obstacles. We envision an academic world where equal representation is the norm, where instead of spending enormous amounts of time perfecting the language of your manuscript, you can finally focus on what’s most important - your research!
*Bonjean, Charles M., and Jan Hullum. “Reasons for Journal Rejection: An Analysis of 600 Manuscripts.” PS, vol. 11, no. 4, 1978, pp. 480–483. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/418821.
Representation in research celebrates diversity and supports a global community. Here are a few examples of ESL authors who made an impact on the global research community with their invaluable contributions.
Lin Shan Lee, a well-known Taiwanese researcher in the field of Computer Science, has published over 90 papers in international journals.
Recognized for her extensive contribution in breast cancer prevention, Jingmei Li from Singapore has been cited over 5,527 times.
A specialist in Virology, Sri Lankan Professor Malik Peiris has authored some of the most high-impact publications in the field.
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