Revue des Sciences Humaines & Sociales
Volume 7, Numéro 1, Pages 535-545

The Language Of Research: Investigating The Place Of English In Algerian Scientific Research The Case Of University Frères Mentouri, Constantine- Algeria

Authors : Elmechta Lamia .

Abstract

Since the 21st century, language has become a barrier for Algerian researchers who have their work undervalued in high-quality international reviews because of their lack of proficiency in English. This paper purports to investigate the place of English in Algerian scientific publications, taking the University of Frères Mentouri, Constantine 1 as the sample. The aim is to increase researchers’ awareness of the importance of this language in international publications and to enhance the visibility of this university, as with its publications, in most recognized international journals. To examine the use of English in the publications of the university, two international databases (Google Scholar and ScienceDirect) and one international social academic network (ResearchGate) were selected. The results confirm the dominance of English over French. Therefore, laboratories at Frères Mentouri University, Constantine 1 as with Algerian universities should contain at least someone who masters English so as to gain global recognition.

Keywords

English ; scientific research ; University Frères Mentouri ; Google Scholar ; ScienceDirect ; ResearchGate