I want to upload a scanned copy of a research paper that isn't accessible online to demonstrate someone else's significant contribution to a field. Internet was not widely available when the study was released. I intend to upload the paper on Research Gate to make its abstract indexed by Google Scholar.
I want to do this to prevent plagiarism by researchers who know about this paper and make use of the fact that it's not in English and not easily discoverable to write their own research papers without giving credit to the original author.
Therefore, I plan to upload the paper on Research Gate to make abstract indexed by Google Scholar search engine. I do this to make it discoverable and cited. And to be able to prove that the man, whom I am trying to help, is the original author. I also intend to upload the paper on other academic search engines.
The main text of the paper is not in English, while the title and abstracts are in English but are poorly translated. My questions:
- Is it acceptable to upload to Research Gate the scan of the original paper and attach an English translation of the main text?
- Is it acceptable to provide a better translation of the title and abstract in the attached translation if the ones in the original paper are poorly translated?
- Can I enter the improved translation in Research Gate field for the abstract instead of the poor one, so that it is indexed by Google Scholar search engine?
For those concerned about copyright: I am the copyright owner.