EASE Endorsement for the Helsinki Initiative
EASE is happy to support this initiative promoting multilingualism in research, as it reinforces our commitment to quality scientific and scholarly communication:
Although the global language of science is English, this restricts understanding and there is the potential for incorrect translation to mislead (at best) and lead to harm (at worst).
- "We therefore fully commit to the need to reward researchers for ensuring their works are accessible and understandable to both the researcher and the wider community".
- "We also endorse the need for support of local non-profit publishers and we especially call for the support of editors to ensure the quality of published research, and the suitability of dissemination".
- "We are committed to language diversity, especially in the humanities and social sciences where translations may be less appropriate to properly discuss and describe cultural issues".
Read the full "EASE Statement of endorsement for the Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication" on the EASE website.