Increasing the Discoverability of Non-English Language Research Papers: A Reverse-Engineering Application of the Pitching Research Template

57 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2017 Last revised: 16 Aug 2017

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Robert W. Faff

University of Queensland

Xuefeng Shao

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Faisal Alqahtani

University of Auckland; Taibah University

Muhammad Atif

Griffith University - Griffith University

Anna Białek-Jaworska

University of Warsaw

Angel Chen

University of Queensland, Students

Geeta Duppati

Waikato Management School; Waikato Management School

Marisol Escobar

University of Queensland, Students

Marinela Adriana Finta

Singapore Management University

Anne Jeny

ESSEC Business School; ESSEC Business School - Department of Accounting and Management Control

Ya Li

University of Queensland

Marcio Andre Veras Machado

Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB)

Takahiro Nishi

Meiji University

Bao Nguyen

University of Queensland, Students

Jae-Eun Noh

University of Queensland

Jurij-Andrei Reichenecker

Hochschule Liechtenstein - Institute of Financial Services

Hideaki Sakawa

Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya City University

Eleftheria Vaportzis

Heriot-Watt University

Luluk Widyawati

University of Queensland, Business School, Students

Singgih Wijayana

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)

Chinthake Wijesooriya

University of Queensland

Qiaozhi Ye

University of Queensland

Qing Zhou

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies, Macquarie University

Date Written: May 14, 2017

Abstract

Discoverability or visibility is a challenge that faces all researchers worldwide – with an ever increasing supply of good research entering the scholarly marketplace; this challenge is only becoming intensified as time passes. The global language of scholarly research is English and so the obstacle of getting noticed is magnified manyfold when the article is not written in the English language. Indeed, despite rapid advances in technology, the “tyranny of language” creates a segmentation inhibiting scholarly research and innovation generally. Mass translation of non-English language articles is neither feasible nor desirable. Our paper proposes a strategy for remedying this segmentation – such that, the work of non-English language scholars become more discoverable. The core piece of this strategy is a “reverse-engineering” [RE] application of Faff’s (2015, 2017) “pitching research” template. More specifically, we provide translated versions of the “cued” template across THIRTY THREE different languages: (1) Arabic; (2) Chinese; (3) Dutch; (4) French; (5) Greek; (6) Hindi; (7) Indonesian; (8) Japanese; (9) Korean; (10) Lao; (11) Norwegian; (12) Polish; (13) Portuguese; (14) Romanian; (15) Russian; (16) Sinhalese; (17) Spanish; (18) Tamil; (19) Thai; (20) Urdu; (21) Vietnamese; (22) Myanmar; (23) German; (24) Persian; (25) Bengali; (26) Filipino; (27) Italian; (28) Afrikaans; (29) Khmer (Cambodia); (30) Danish; (31) Finnish; (32) Hebrew; (33) Turkish. Further, we showcase illustrative dual language examples of the RE strategy for the Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and French cases.

Keywords: pitching research; template; discoverability; non-English language research; Arabic; Chinese; Dutch; French; Greek; Hindi; Indonesian; Japanese; Korean; Lao; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Sinhalese; Spanish; Tamil; Thai; Urdu; Vietnamese; Myanmar; German; Persian Bengali; Filipin

JEL Classification: G00; M00; B40; A20; B00; C00; D00; E00; F00; H00; I00; J00; L00; Q00; R00; Z00

Suggested Citation

Faff, Robert W. and Shao, Xuefeng and Alqahtani, Faisal and Atif, Muhammad and Białek-Jaworska, Anna and Chen, Angel and Duppati, Geeta and Escobar, Marisol and Finta, Marinela Adriana and Jeny, Anne and Li, Ya and Machado, Marcio Andre Veras and Nishi, Takahiro and Nguyen, Bao and Noh, Jae-Eun and Reichenecker, Jurij-Andrei and Sakawa, Hideaki and Vaportzis, Eleftheria and Widyawati, Luluk and Wijayana, Singgih and Wijesooriya, Chinthake and Ye, Qiaozhi and Zhou, Qing, Increasing the Discoverability of Non-English Language Research Papers: A Reverse-Engineering Application of the Pitching Research Template (May 14, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2948707 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2948707

Robert W. Faff (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Xuefeng Shao

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Faisal Alqahtani

University of Auckland ( email )

Auckland
New Zealand

Taibah University ( email )

Prince Naif Ibn Abdulaziz, Tayba, Medina Saudi Ara
Mediana, Madinah
Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Atif

Griffith University - Griffith University ( email )

Nathan, Queensland
Australia

Anna Białek-Jaworska

University of Warsaw ( email )

Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
Warszawa, Pl-00681
Poland

Angel Chen

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Geeta Duppati

Waikato Management School ( email )

Private Bag 3105
Hamilton, 3105
New Zealand
+64 7 838 4477 (Phone)

Waikato Management School ( email )

Hamilton
New Zealand
+64 7 838 4477 (Phone)

Marisol Escobar

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Marinela Adriana Finta

Singapore Management University ( email )

Li Ka Shing Library
70 Stamford Road
Singapore 178901, 178899
Singapore

Anne Jeny

ESSEC Business School ( email )

Av Bernard Hirsch
BP 50105
Cergy-Pontoise, 95021
France

ESSEC Business School - Department of Accounting and Management Control ( email )

Av Bernard Hirsch
BP 50105
Cergy-Pontoise, 95021
France

Ya Li

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Marcio Andre Veras Machado

Federal University of Paraiba (UFPB) ( email )

Centre for Applied Social Sciences
Graduate School of Management
João Pessoa, Paraiba
Brazil

Takahiro Nishi

Meiji University ( email )

1-1 Kanda Surugadai
Surugadai, Chiyoda, 101-8301
Japan

Bao Nguyen

University of Queensland, Students ( email )

St. Lucia, Brisbane
Australia

Jae-Eun Noh

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Jurij-Andrei Reichenecker

Hochschule Liechtenstein - Institute of Financial Services ( email )

Liechtenstein

Hideaki Sakawa

Graduate School of Economics, Nagoya City University ( email )

1 Yamanohata, Mizuho-cho
Mizuho-ku
Nagoya, 467-8501
Japan

Eleftheria Vaportzis

Heriot-Watt University ( email )

Riccarton
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland EH14 1AS
United Kingdom

Luluk Widyawati

University of Queensland, Business School, Students ( email )

St Lucia
Australia

Singgih Wijayana

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) ( email )

Bulaksumur, Yogyakarta
Yogyakarta, Special Province of Yogyakarta
Indonesia

Chinthake Wijesooriya

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Qiaozhi Ye

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

Qing Zhou

Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies, Macquarie University ( email )

Sydney, NSW
Australia

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