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I have written a paper in my own language. Is it right to write it in my CV as a published paper?

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marked as duplicate by David Richerby, Enthusiastic Student, vonbrand, scaaahu, Cape Code Feb 12 at 6:08

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Has the paper been published in a workshop/conference/journal? Then yes, I'd include it in your CV – Landric Feb 11 at 13:34
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@HamedBaghalGhaffari please, include these details in the question. – Davidmh Feb 11 at 14:31
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Of course it is. Especially if it's a paper you are proud of. Especially if you hope someone might one day be interested in translating it. And especially if you want someone to see it. – Zibbobz Feb 11 at 16:34
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It depends. Where are you going to send your CV to? For what purpose? You don't have one CV. You tailor it to the application, just like a cover letter. Without it, this question seems to be unanswerable to me. – Bernhard Feb 11 at 20:18
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@Bernhard I'm assuming it's for an academic position because, if it's not, then the question is completely off-topic, here. I've never seen an academic CV that didn't list all the person's publications and I can't imagine an academic position where you wouldn't want to list them all. Academic CVs are very different to ordinary business CVs; it sounds like you're not very familiar with them. – David Richerby Feb 12 at 5:41
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If you have published a paper, you should include it in your CV. It does not matter what language the paper is in.

For the aid of people who do not speak the language, however, you may wish to include a translation of the paper title as a note, e.g.,:

J. Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico [Commentaries on the Gallic war], Caesar House Press, 49 BC, (in Latin)

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+1 for the example. – scaaahu Feb 11 at 13:46
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-1E-20 for the translation (should read "Commentaries on the Gallic war") – Bort Feb 11 at 15:55
    
@Bort Thank you, fixed it: it's been a long time since Latin class. – jakebeal Feb 11 at 17:26
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I would go with: J. Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallacio [Commentaries on the Gallic war], Caesar House Press, 49 BC, (in Latin). It's good to put the English title earlier, and to mention the language of the works. – yo' Feb 11 at 20:58
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Behold, my beautiful bikeshed! – jakebeal Feb 11 at 22:25

Of course you should. It is well known that the best journals are in English but there are others that can be not bad and they are not necessarily written in English. In South America there are a couple of journals that are not on the top ten, but maybe on the second quartile and they have articles both in English and Spanish. Also, you worked on that paper so this may not add a lot to your cv but it is better than nothing! :)

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"The best journals are in English" — that's going to be highly field specific. The best journals in my field are definitively not in English. – guifa Feb 11 at 22:21
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It is not true that all the top journals (e.g., in mathematics) are in English, though many are. – paul garrett Feb 11 at 22:35
    
Now, this is just too subjective and too bold. Also, this does not answer the question. – yo' Feb 12 at 7:01
    
You are right, this is too field specific. I was,of course, thinking about my field, where all the top journals are in English, but it may not be the case for other disciplines. However, even in my field I would include a publication written in a different language. – Ophelia Feb 12 at 11:12

You should, if you consider this work worth mentioning. Interestingly, this could trigger the curiosity of the reader, with if often nice when people receive hundredth of resumes.

If you "have had a 20 min talk about it", I guess it could be at a conference. It could be tagged for instance with "National conference" (if it was indeed national), and the title translated as suggested by @jakebeal. However, international conferences exist in other languages than English, so it could be an international conference, and you should mention that, to help the reader evaluate the context of publication.

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