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Helsinki Initiative for Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication

Helsinki Initiative was born from the appreciation of multilingual scholarly and scientific communication and publishing. The initiative advocates multilingualism over monolingual tendencies. In some countries these tendencies may favor English over different national languages and in some countries vice versa. The signatories of the initiative endorse communicating and writing research articles in various languages and they support three recommendations:

  1. Support dissemination of research results for the full benefit of the society.

  2. Protect national infrastructures for publishing locally relevant research.

  3. Promote language diversity in research assessment, evaluation, and funding systems.

More information (currently in 28 languages including Esperanto) on Helsinki Initiative for Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication can be found at https://www.helsinki-initiative.org/en.

  • Sami SyrjämäkiSami SyrjämäkiUniversity of Helsinki

    Dr Sami Syrjämäki is the head of publications at the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. His expert work focuses on science policies… More →