SocArXiv Papers | May contain English - The assessment effect on language in publications and how this has manifested over a decade of DOAB titles

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Abstract:  Research assessment in a major driver of research behaviour. The current emphasis on journal citations in a limited number of journals with an English focus have multiple effects. The need to publish in English even when it is not the local language affects the type of research undertaken and further consolidates the global North-centric view of scientific approach. The bibliometric databases on which assessments of universities and journals are based are owned by two large corporate organisations, and this concentration of the market has in turn concentrated the research environment. Open infrastructure offers an alternative option for the research endeavour. The OAPEN online open access library and the Directory of Open Access Books form part of this infrastructure and we consider the pattern of languages present in the directories over time."



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Tags: oa.multilingualism oa.bibliometrics oa.monopoly oa.obstacles oa.infrastructure oa.oapen oa.books oa.assessment oa.south

Date tagged:

02/29/2024, 09:29

Date published:

02/29/2024, 04:31