[visionlist] [cvnet] [External] Re: Abbreviations
William K. Stell
wstell at ucalgary.ca
Fri Apr 29 16:05:22 -04 2022
Sad to say, I agree with Michael 150%.
I've come to expect sloppy use of language, in writing and speaking in the media (pl. - hahaha) - but it's not pedantic to expect that scholarly journals will be bastions of correctness, or at least clarity.
I do battle on this front, regularly, as pre-submission editor for researchers in Asia and as unpaid reviewer for journals, and I presume that all of us are in similar positions.
Keep up the fight!
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Subject: Re: [cvnet] [External] Re: Abbreviations
Oh ye people of the native tongue, I wish I had your problems :).
Methinks there should be more language editing; or rather:
I note more and more journals which don’t, and sometimes the English defies my decoding.
Best all around, Michael
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