Writing Scientific Articles: Hints for Non-Native Speakers
Many researchers whose native language is not English write scientific articles in English and publish them in the English-speaking countries. Many publishers in non-English-speaking countries also welcome writing scientific articles in English. If you have some problems with writing scientific articles in English, try the approach offered below.
Writing in English or Translating?
Researchers writing scientific articles in English advice writing in English at once instead of translating articles. This advice sounds quite reasonable:
Sentence structure differs much in different languages. Translated texts often look not naturally.
You practice and improve your skills. Researchers writing scientific articles and having them translated always dream about the moment when they are able to do everything on their own and to avoid interference of translators in the work on their brainchild.
You save time. Yes, it may sound unbelievable to researchers who write scientific articles and have problems with English. However, the more you practice, the better your English becomes. Do write in English, and soon you will do it quite easily.
However, everything mentioned above does not refute effectiveness of applying to professional help. If you write scientific papers and feel your English is still not perfect, do ask a professional for translation or revision.
Improving Your Language
For those taking first steps in writing scientific articles, the most effective way to improve your scientific language is to read other scientists’ articles. Read articles carefully and analyze all aspects of language used in them: expressions and phrases, sentence structure, linking words and style etc.
However, there is no need to discover all regularities of scientific language on your own: they have been already formulated by experienced researchers who devoted many books to these matters. Find and memorize the peculiarities of language used in writing scientific articles, for example:
appropriate linking words
good sentence constructions etc
Do not give up when improving your English. Read, memorize and practice, and soon writing scientific articles in English will turn into pleasure for you.
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