Publication and translation side by side: Translation strategies of medical researchers for publishing articles


  • Nematullah Shomoossi


Translation, English Language Teaching, Publishing Articles, Medical, Iran


English has turned into an international language at least in scientific negotiations, and the number of journals publishing in
English is growing day by day. This presentation will disclose the results of a qualitative study on the translation attempts of
Iranian medical scholars in getting their scientific papers published in international journals. The participants included three
highly published scholars at a medical university in Iran. The results were interesting as to the barriers of translating research
articles from Persian to English experienced by the participants. Also, their experiences will be analyzed with reference to the
ELT system in Iran in order to provide implications for further research as well as implications for language teaching in ESP,
translation studies, and consequential validity of training translators.

Author Biography

Nematullah Shomoossi

Nematullah Shomoossi, PhD, is the head of English department at Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He is involved in teaching general English as well as research in language policy and assessing writing. (Email: