Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Don't scientific reports have to be written in English? Thought I read that somewhere once upon a time.
There are several scientific journals in languages other than English. Forty years ago, a requirement for earning a PhD was to be able to read scientific literature in at least one language other than English, normally Russian, German or French. Increasingly, the most important scientific literature is published in English. However, many of the top scientists do not speak English as their mother tongue. Last year I met a very esteemed Chinese scientist that runs a large center who speaks Japanese, but not English.