rOpenSci | Involving Multilingual Communities · Community Call
June 28, 2019

Involving Multilingual Communities

rOpenSci’s community is increasingly international and multilingual. While we have operated primarily in English, we now receive submissions of packages from authors whose primary language is not. As we expand our community in this way, we want to learn from the experience of other organizations. How can we manage our peer-review process and open-source projects to be welcoming to non-native English speakers? Our guest speakers included Rayna Harris, who has co-led work with The Carpentries in internationalization of curricula, and Emilio Bruna, who as editor-in-chief of Biotropica, manages a journal with a heavily tropical-country audience and authorship base.