11 February 2009
Salager-Meyer F. Scientific publishing in developing countries: Challenges for the future. Journal of English for Academic Purposes.2008(7)2:121-132
The center-periphery dichotomy in terms of scientific output is addressed placing emphasis upon the relation that exists between science and technology development, on the one hand, and social and economic development, on the other. The main problems faced by most peripheral journals are outlined as well as the role nation states play in scientific activities in developing countries. Suggestions are given on the ways that could help scientists in periphery countries become fully integrated members of the worldwide network of science and would also contribute to the promotion of scientific multilingualism, a means for science to be truly universal, as it should be.