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Language Justice for Open Science

A conversation with Eleonora Colangelo about the importance of multilingualism in academic publishing

Published onMar 20, 2023
Language Justice for Open Science

Listen to our conversation about the importance of multilingualism in academia, particularly in scholarly publishing, where Eleonora suggests that publishers should have multilingual editorial teams and platforms that support articles written in multiple languages.

The benefits of promoting non-English language research have great potential in mitigating the challenges faced by multilingual authors. Hence, Eleonora and Jo emphasize the need for greater recognition of non-English language research and the role of funders and institutions in supporting multilingualism. They also mention the importance of preserving indigenous knowledge and regional languages.

All researchers can contribute to multilingualism by providing translations or summaries of their work in other languages. To facilitate that, Access 2 Perspectives offers workshops and webinars on policy research and language justice for Open Science.

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Eleonora is a professional in the field of Open Science and academic publishing, with a background in editorial production, product management, and project management. She earned her PhD in Classics in Paris, and started her career in the research dissemination. Her passions lie in education, learning technologies, and innovation, and she has dedicated her career to promoting these values throughout the academic and research communities. 

Eleonora's interest in disseminating research led her to join Frontiers, the 3rd most-cited and 6th largest research publisher and Open science platform, where she currently serves as an Editor Outreach Specialist.

Currently, Eleonora is qualified as a Maître de conférences in Classics and Ancient History for sections 8 and 21 of the French National University Council. Plus, she is serving as a Research Associate at Center ANHIMA in Paris and a Junior Research Fellow at the European Institute of Policy Research and Human Rights in Brussels. Since March 2023, she has been a mentor for the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

ORCID: 0009-0006-5741-1590

LinkedIn: /in/eleonora-colangelo2703/

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Eleonora Colangelo

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What is your favorite dish/meal? Spaghetti with clams, Moroccan batbout.

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