- 体力科学 (ISSN:0039906X)
- vol.61, no.3, pp.365-368, 2012-06-01 (Released:2012-06-15)
Publishing scientific papers in English is a major part of professional activities for researchers in the biomedical field. This is because new knowledge becomes most valuable when shared with people around the world, whereas papers written in a local language are difficult to be shared with. Unfortunately, the style of scientific writing is often critically unsatisfactory in manuscripts written in English by researchers who use English as a second language. These researchers are strongly encouraged to learn essential aspects of writing scientific papers in English. To foster the ability for writing scientific papers, young researchers outside of English-speaking countries should be encouraged to take a hands-on education in scientific writing and reviewing in English, and discouraged to publish papers and books in a local language. Increased availability of hands-on education by qualified researchers would be urged for strengthening research capabilities in the biomedical field.