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