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This is a list of journals committed to tackling language barriers in scientific publishing (i.e., difficulties for non-native Englilsh speakers in publishing papers in English), initially created by Tatsuya Amano (see translatE project here: https://translatesciences.com/).
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The aim of this list is to provide potentially useful information based on input from those named in column C. The content has not been confirmed, and does not guarantee any specific services from the journals. The creator of the list nor the contributors will be reseponsible for any issues caused.
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Nevertheless we hope it will be of some help for identifying "non-native English speaker friendly" journals, acknowledging efforts by those journals, and encouraging others to follow
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JournalDisciplineContributors
Date when information is provided
How the journal addresses language barriersSupporting evidence
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Ornithological ScienceOrnithologyTatsuya Amano11-02-2021Offers free, professional English editing for all accepted manuscriptsTatsuya is in the editorial board and confirmed this
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Wader StudyOrnithologyTatsuya Amano11-02-2021"Language support – We particularly provide help to those whose first language is not English"https://www.waderstudygroup.org/wader-study/#Why%20publish%20in%20Wader%20Study?
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Integrated Environmental Assessment and ManagementEnvironmental scienceTatsuya Amano11-02-2021Offers free editorial assistance to non-native English speakershttps://setac.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ieam.4361
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Journal of BiogeographyEcology/geography/PhysicalFabricio Villalobos11-02-2021Offers editorial assistance to non-native English speakersFabricio is an associate editor for JBI and confirm this.
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Ecologia AustralEcologyMartin nunez02-11-2021allows publications in multiple languages (English Spanish and Portuguese)Martin has published there
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Ornitología ColombianaOrnithology
Orlando Acevedo-Charry
02-11-2021allows publications in multiple languages (English and Spanish), it is mandatory to send abstract in both languages.Orlando is coeditor, and has published there
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Mastozoología NeotropicalMammalogyJuan J. Martinez11-02-2021allows publications in multiple languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese)https://mn.sarem.org.ar/
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Conservation Evidence JournalConservation EvidenceAnn Thornton02-12-2021Guidelines for authors details the editorial and language support provided, if required, to authors for papers considered suitable for review. https://conservationevidencejournal.com/images/120221%20Guidelines%20for%20authors.pdf and https://conservationevidencejournal.com/collection/journaldetails
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BiotropicaTropical Ecology
Flavia Montano-Centellas / Emilio M Bruna
12-02-2021Pays for language editing when needed (zero expense to authors), explicitly tells editors that language/grammar issues are not a reason for rejection, and has been publishing foreign language abstracts for decades. Promotes a culture of collaboration with local researchers (who collected the data).Flavia has published there and serves in the DEI committee of the ATBC (Biotropica is the journal of the ATBC) / Elimio is the president of the ATBC
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Ornitologia NeotropicalOrnithology
Flavia Montano-Centellas
12-02-2021Allows publications in multiple languages (Spanish and English)Flavia has published there
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CotingaOrnithology
Flavia Montano-Centellas
12-02-2021Allows publications in multiple languages (Spanish, Portuguese and English for main text and French for abstract if the manuscript is relevant for the Lesser Antilles and French Guianahttps://www.neotropicalbirdclub.org/nbc-publications/cotinga/editorial-guidelines-cotinga/
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Ecologia en BoliviaEcology
Flavia Montano-Centellas
12-02-2021Allows publications in multiple languages (Spanish and English)https://ecologiaenbolivia.com/wp-content/uploads/202https://www.waderstudygroup.org/wader-study/#Why%20publish%20in%20Wader%20Study?0/08/instruccionesAutores2020.pdf
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Journal of MammalogyMammalogyJesse Alston12-02-2021Offers editorial assistance to non-native English speakers ("Buddy System")https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/pages/General_Instructions#Pre-Submission%20Language%20Editing
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European Journal of EcologyEcology
Tatsuya Amano (Lucas Leveau)
19-02-2021free language-correction services for authors from non-English speaking regionshttps://journals.ku.edu/EuroJEcol/about
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Journal of Field OrnithologyOrnithology
Tatsuya Amano (Lucas Leveau)
19-02-2021The Association of Field Ornithologists (AFO) offers a free service assisting authors of ornithological articles who are not native speakers of English. The goal of the Editorial Assistance Program (EAP) is to enable and encourage Latin American and other ornithologists to publish their work in widely read international journals. This is not a translation service, however. Manuscripts must be written in English (even if flawed), and an AFO volunteer will work with the authors to refine the writing into idiomatic English appropriate for scientific publication. It is often useful for the English version to be accompanied by one in the authors' native language. It is important to realize that scientific content will not generally be addressed through this program, rather only suggestions for improving clarity and grammar will be provided. While submission of appropriate articles to the AFO's own Journal of Field Ornithology is encouraged, it is not required for this program. In fact, editors of English-language ornithological journals are encouraged to direct manuscripts to this service when it can improve an article's chance of acceptance. The EAP has created a database of AFO members willing to assist authors with their manuscripts. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/15579263/homepage/forauthors.html
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Neotropical BiodiversityEcology, Evolution, Natural History, SystematicsRebecca Tarvin17-03-2021Allows publication in English and in Spanish. I believe the editors are all bilingual. Jounal is open access!see the "about the journal" section here: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=tneo20
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Journal of Sustainable ForestryForest ScienceJacob Bukoski17-03-2021Commonly provides free English edits for scientifically sound manuscripts. I don't have the exact numbers, but have heard from T&F that relative to other journals, author contributions and readership at JSF are disproportionately diverse (based on author/reader country of origin).I (Jacob) am the Associate Editor for the journal and can confirm this.
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Ichthyology & Herpetology (formerly Copeia)Herpetology & IchthyologyLeo Smith18-03-2021"Ichthyology & Herpetology provides free, professional English editing for all accepted manuscripts and on request will provide editorial assistance to authors whose first language is not English or those with other language barriers prior to or during submission for manuscripts considered suitable for review."

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"we encourage abstracts and identification keys to be provided in multiple languages where appropriate"
I am the Editor and can confirm this, but it is also in our Instructions to Authors: https://www.ichthyologyandherpetology.org/instructions
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American NaturalistEcology, Evolution, Natural History, SystematicsDaniel Bolnick18-03-2021Encourages authors to submit a second abstract (for online publication) in a second language of their choice. The American Naturalist has two full-time professional Copy Editors who can help improve writing structure during production for publication.From Instructions to Authors: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/an/instruct#manuscript-format "We encourage authors to upload secondary abstracts translated into the languages relevant to the areas in which research was conducted. These secondary abstracts will appear with the online full-text versions of articles and on the abstracts pages, which are open and searchable to anyone."
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Journal of Applied EcologyEcologyErika Newton24-03-2021Encourages publication of translated abstracts in any language. Hosts translated blog and social media posts. Free publishing support guides in English and Simplified Chinese. Works with authors who are non-native English speakers to ensure that their work is communicated effectively. Provides guidance for editors and reviewers on how to approach feedback around language.From: https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/13652664/about/author-guidelines "we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their first language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted." Guides: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/publications/guides-to/
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Ecological Solutions and EvidenceEcologyErika Newton24-03-2021Encourages publication of translated abstracts in any language. Hosts translated blog and social media posts. Free publishing support guides in English and Simplified Chinese. Works with authors who are non-native English speakers or who require additional assistance to ensure that their work is communicated effectively. Provides guidance for editors and reviewers on how to approach feedback around language.https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/26888319/author_guidelines "we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their first language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted." Guides: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/publications/guides-to/
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Functional EcologyEcologyErika Newton24-03-2021Encourages publication of translated abstracts in any language. Hosts translated blog and social media posts. Hosts translated plain language summaries. Free publishing support guides in English and Simplified Chinese. Works with authors who are non-native English speakers or who require additional assistance to ensure that their work is communicated effectively. Provides guidance for editors and reviewers on how to approach feedback around language. Aims and Scope available in Spanish and Portuguese.https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/13652435/author_guidelines "we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their first language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted." Guides: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/publications/guides-to/
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Journal of EcologyEcologyErika Newton24-03-2021Encourages publication of translated abstracts in any language. Hosts translated blog and social media posts. Free publishing support guides in English and Simplified Chinese. Works with authors who are non-native English speakers or who require additional assistance to ensure that their work is communicated effectively. Provides guidance for editors and reviewers on how to approach feedback around language.https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/13652745/author_guidelines "we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their first language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted." Guides: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/publications/guides-to/
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Methods in Ecology and EvolutionEcology, EvolutionErika Newton24-03-2021Encourages publication of translated abstracts in any language. Hosts translated blog and social media posts. Free publishing support guides in English and Simplified Chinese. Works with authors who are non-native English speakers or who require additional assistance to ensure that their work is communicated effectively. Provides guidance for editors and reviewers on how to approach feedback around language.https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/2041210X/author_guidelines "we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their first language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted." Guides: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/publications/guides-to/
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Journal of Animal EcologyEcologyErika Newton24-03-2021Encourages publication of translated abstracts in any language. Hosts translated blog and social media posts. Free publishing support guides in English and Simplified Chinese. Works with authors who are non-native English speakers or who require additional assistance to ensure that their work is communicated effectively. Provides guidance for editors and reviewers on how to approach feedback around language.https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/13652656/author_guidelines "we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their first language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted." Guides: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/publications/guides-to/
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People and NatureInterdisciplinaryErika Newton24-03-2021Encourages publication of translated abstracts in any language. Hosts translated blog and social media posts. Free publishing support guides in English and Simplified Chinese. Works with authors who are non-native English speakers or who require additional assistance to ensure that their work is communicated effectively. Provides guidance for editors and reviewers on how to approach feedback around language.https://besjournals.pericles-prod.literatumonline.com/hub/journal/25758314/author_guidelines_revisions "we encourage authors to provide a second abstract in their first language or the language relevant to the country in which the research was conducted." Guides: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/publications/guides-to/
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Revista Catana d'Ornitologia OrnithologyOscar Gordo21-04-20211) publishes in three languages (English, Spanish and Catalan),
2) includes summaries in these three languages in all articles,
3) provides free editing services for those articles wrotten in English.
http://www.ornitologia.org/ca/queoferim/divulgacio/publicacions/rco_ang.html
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Conservation BiologyBiodiversity conservation
Violeta Berdejo-Espinola
28-04-20211) accepts translation of the manuscript as an online appendix (i.e., supporting information).
2) (sometimes) includes keywords in non-English languages
3) (sometimes) includes abstracts in non-English languages
https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/15231739/homepage/forauthors.html#Translations
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