Publishing in English creates western industry

china“China’s adoption of English as a universal academic language, combined with western-style publishing requirements for university promotion, has led to a proliferation of foreign companies offering the nation’s academics proofreading services. For about US$350 a medium-sized article, the companies receive online drafts written for publication in an international journal. They then correct the ‘Chinglish’ grammar and return the copy online to the author. In the sciences, however, regardless of the quality of the research, the product may still fall short of the precision needed …” (more)

[John Richard Schrock, University World News, 14 June]

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