Complementing English as the current Lingua franca in Research, translational practices and technological services are increasingly provided for multilingualism throughout several steps of the research workflow. 

  • How many and which languages are you able to speak and write?
  • What habits have ESL researchers developed in their daily routines to switch between languages? 
  • What digital tools are available for seamless translation of written text and spoken word in research experimentation, writing, publishing and reading? 
  • Which repositories, journals and publishers already cater for multilingual submissions?
  • Should we outsource translational services or rather keep them inside academia?

Supporting language diversity in Science.

  • Highlighting the benefits of multilingual research outlets
  • Research on the feasibility of AI for language diversity
  • Presenting workflows and examples of best practices to make your research accessible in more than one language


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Shearer, Kathleen, Chan, Leslie, Kuchma, Iryna, & Mounier, Pierre. (2020, April 15). Fostering Bibliodiversity in Scholarly Communications: A Call for Action. Zenodo.

Balula, Ana, and Delfim Leão. “Is multilingualism seen as added-value in bibliodiversity?: A literature review focussed on business and research contexts.” In 23d International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Marseille, France: OpenEdition Press, 2019.