Publishing in English is associated with an increase of the impact factor of Brazilian biodiversity journals.

  title={Publishing in English is associated with an increase of the impact factor of Brazilian biodiversity journals.},
  author={Juan C S Abad and Raony M Alencar and Ben H Marimon and B. T. Marimon and Adelmo C C Silva and Halina Jancoski and Renan de Souza Rezende and Estev{\~A}o Alves-Silva},
  journal={Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias},
  volume={92 suppl 2},
English is the lingua franca for scientific communication, but some journals, especially in developing countries, still publish non-English studies. A shift towards publishing in English may promote internationalization and more visibility of scientific journals. Here we compared quality indexes between Brazilian journals that have always published in English and journals that have published in languages other than English. We also investigated whether a temporal shift towards publishing in… 
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