In honor of the Frankfurt Bookfair and the return of STM’s annual meeting, The Scholarly Kitchen and the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) are proud to announce a collaboration with Academic Language Experts to create a collection of German translations for popular Scholarly Kitchen posts. 

In 2021, TSK reached over 3,500 readers who used a browser that translated their posts into German. This partnership comes on the heels of TSK’s recent announcements of a collection of Spanish translations, collections of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean translations, and a larger goal to expand TSK’s audience beyond the English-speaking world.

The truly global nature of scholarly communication makes these translations important for reaching across borders and eliminating information asymmetries. The more that we can all be working with the same knowledge set, the more equitable things will be.

German Translations

Guest Post — “I Say Tom-ay-to, You Say Tom-ah-to”: Bias Against Non-Native English Speakers in Scholarly Communications

Gastbeitrag — “I Say Tom-ay-to, You Say Tom-ah-to”: Voreingenommenheit in der wissenschaftlichen Kommunikation gegenüber Personen, deren Muttersprache nicht Englisch ist

Guest Post — Has Peer Review Created a Toxic Culture in Academia? Moving from ‘Battering’ to ‘Bettering’ in the Review of Academic Research

Gastbeitrag – Hat das Peer-Review-Verfahren ein toxisches Klima in der Wissenschaft erzeugt? Ein Plädoyer für ‚Bettering‘ statt ‚Battering‘ in der Begutachtung akademischer Forschung

The Future of Writing: Tightening Up our Communications, From Just Not Sorry to SEO

Die Zukunft des Schreibens: Gestraffte Kommunikation, von “Just Not Sorry” bis SEO

At the top of the page on our navigation bar you should now see a pull-down menu for translations, which are collected for readers here. We expect to see further translations coming soon, so stay tuned for more. And if your company does translation work for researchers and you’d be interested in collaborating with The Scholarly Kitchen to expand. our collections, you can reach us at, we would love to hear from you.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.