Discussion of the use of foreign language sources in geological journals

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In most scientific disciplines the dominant language for scientific publishing is English. Nonetheless, large bodies of scholarly literature have been and continue to be published in other languages; in fact, several studies based on analyses of geological indexing sources suggest that barely half of the published literature is in English. Considering the quantities of non-English material being published, this author concludes that foreign language sources are underutilized and that geologists risk missing relevant research by ignoring this body of knowledge. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-109
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings - Geoscience Information Society
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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