Why do I publish research articles in English instead of my own language? Differences in Spanish researchers’ motivations across scientific domains

@article{LpezNavarro2015WhyDI,
  title={Why do I publish research articles in English instead of my own language? Differences in Spanish researchers’ motivations across scientific domains},
  author={Irene L{\'o}pez-Navarro and Ana I. Moreno and Miguel {\'A}ngel Quintanilla and Jes{\'u}s Rey-Rocha},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={103},
  pages={939-976}
}
Previous studies have reported the increased use of English as the “lingua franca” for academic purposes among non-Anglophone researchers. But despite data that confirm this trend, little is known about the reasons why researchers decide to publish their results in English rather than in their first language. The aim of this study is to determine the influence of researchers’ scientific domain on their motivation to publish in English. The results are based on a large-scale survey of Spanish… CONTINUE READING