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English for Russian scientific purposes: tips to improve word use

Issue: 44(3) August 2018. Essays Pages 59 – 61

Dmitry Tychinin
Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences (IBPPM RAS), Saratov, Russia;,


Worldwide dissemination of Russian science is impeded by scientists’ poor written English. A first step to better English is to cleanse manuscripts of faulty words. The faults discussed in this article are the overuse of active(ly), create, due to, etc, preparation, and study, as well as the misuse of allow, approbate, register, and scientific work(s). The discussion ends with a brief message to the Russian author.

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