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OPERAS Multilingualism White Paper

  • 1. University of Coimbra — UC Digitalis
  • 2. National Documentation Centre (EKT/NHRF)
  • 3. Georg-August-University Göttingen (UGOE)
  • 4. Huma-Num
  • 5. University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)


Scholarly publication is indisputably boosted by the use of the English language. However, the need
to publish in English in order to get visibility and recognition represents an impoverishment of certain
research fields, particularly in Social Sciences and Humanities. Taking this backdrop as reference,
the challenges for OPERAS are to support researchers that want to continue publishing in their own
language and to develop transnational scientific cooperation at the same time. Thereof, the proposed
intervention areas are: translation, multilanguage discovery tool and the endowment of national
languages. An overview of the situation respecting the OPERAS partners is provided, and suggestions
are made in order to make their joint work more convergent with emerging trends.



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