Science’s English dominance hinders diversity—but the community can work toward change

October 28, 2020 | Rodrigo Pérez Ortega

What can the scientific community do to mend linguistic injustice? When reviewing manuscripts, reviewers must focus on the science and not the grammar, Ramírez Castañeda and Hanauer say. Editors should stress this point when sending papers for review. Reviewers can suggest improving the English, but it shouldn’t be cause for rejection. When proofreading and English editing are needed, existing publishing fees should pay for these services, Ramírez Castañeda says.

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Originally published in Science.