4 Reasons Why You Should Translate Your Academic Research PaperBy Ernest Hamilton, UniversityHerald Reporter
The dream of almost every researcher is to have their work published in international journals, where it can reach a bigger audience to answer their questions and proffer solutions to their problems. A research paper is considered truly useful when its contribution has been registered in its field.
If you're looking to publish your paper on global platforms and reach a broad spectrum of readers, translating should be at the top of your to-do list regardless of whether you are a native or non-native English speaker. Let's dive into 4 of the reasons why you should translate your academic research paper.
It establishes you as a professional in your field.
Getting your academic research paper translated professionally is a major step towards establishing yourself as a professional in your field. It provides you with the opportunity to truly diversify, and diversity is one of the qualities of a professional. Translating your academic paper takes you out of your comfort zone and puts your work above the work of other researchers in your field.
Bridge the knowledge gap
English has always been the predominant language of many research papers; this puts native speakers of other languages at a serious disadvantage. The language barrier creates a huge knowledge gap in education because people who can not speak the language your research is written in will not have access to all the important information that your research has provided. Translating your academic research paper means you're playing a major role in helping to bridge this knowledge gap, as you're making important information available to populations and communities that do not speak your native language.
Increase the information available in your field
Information about certain topics is limited to only research available in English as many international journals only accept English papers during submissions. This makes it almost impossible for non-English speakers to share their body of work with the world no matter how beneficial it will be to your field. Academic translation services make such feats easier for researchers. They translate your research paper contextually, preserving its meaning and making it perfect for publication in journals of those languages. This eliminates the fear of 'lost in translation' that researchers usually have.
Pave the way for more research
You never know if your research work is what a group of researchers in Germany need as a foundation to make a breakthrough in their own research. If you decide to translate your body of work to German, you might just open the door for deeper research and a breakthrough in your field. Your research could be the answer to the problem.
There are so many more reasons why you should consider translating your academic research papers. Your work could be the solution to a problem in a country you've never been to before. Thanks to the internet, international journals, and translation, people from all over the world can have access to your research paper and use it to better their world.