B – Researchers’ writing competence

SMR Vasconcelos, M M. Sorenson, J Leta, MC Sant’Ana, PD Batista. Researchers’ writing competence: a bottleneck in the publication of Latin American Science? EMBO reports 9 (8)2008:700-602

Doi: 10.1038/embor.2008.143

Writing a publication for an English language international journal is a linguistic burden for non English speaking countries. The case of Brasilian research output is investigated confirming that poor English language knowledge and poor writing skills often represent a barrier to publish in high rank journals and more generally to reach high scientific productivity. This applies to Latin American as well as European countries.

Thanks to Elise Langdon Neuner