New research says that language barriers are holding science the world. English is widely accepted to be the language science, but one-third research is not published English. This means a lot important research is not seen or read scientists and researchers. The research is the University of Cambridge. Researchers said important science is being missed the international level. They said science journals should publish basic summaries a study's key findings in multiple languages. They also said universities around the world should translate their research different languages, especially Chinese, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Many international companies are now asking all their staff to communicate only English. They hope this will reduce language barriers. The German carmaker Volkswagen has just announced that English and not German is its official language. VW executives said the switch English was to attract employees. The Japanese carmaker Honda has also announced that all its staff must use English 2020. Researcher Tatsuya Amano said: "I believe the scientific community needs to start seriously tackling this issue." He used the example that important research about avian flu China initially went unnoticed the World Health Organization because it was published journals Chinese.