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There are a few issues here, so I'll give some suggestions for each. I'll address your specific situation regarding writing in English, but the same general advice applies regardless of the language of a paper/journal. Discrimination on the basis of percieved name-origin: I would be highly surprised if there is any substantial discrimination of this kind ...


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Please excuse me for the very long text, but I feel that this problem needs to be discussed with clarity and nuance, in order to avoid offending anyone. I am worried about being downvoted for writing so much, but I am sincerely trying to help anyone who is facing the same frustrations as the OP. This is a topic that hits close to home, as I have been deeply ...


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You don't have good options. Either get good at English, or get help from people who are already good at English. The nature of scientific writing makes it difficult for non-specialists to check your English well, which is why copyediting companies often offer to match your paper with specialists in your field, which in turn makes it expensive because there ...


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Discrimination by peer reviewers based on people's perceived language does happen. It's happened to me. There are no translation or editing services which are both cheap and good. Your best option is to get someone else to pay the bill. Find a generous colleague who is good at Academic English and also good at the topic of your paper, and ask them to help....


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A section "Other Contributions" or "Service to the Academic Community" would be an appropriate place, provided that you don't have to follow a strict format.


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If I were you, I would take the approach that the default outcome here is that you cannot continue with your role as guest editor. From this position you can then start to think about what changes would be necessary for you to be able to continue in the role. If you feel able to, I would discuss with Ms. Y. One approach would be to tell her that you are no ...


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This is going to vary from journal to journal. Still, it's unlikely they're intentionally excluding you for nefarious reasons. More probably they're simply doing it because of inertia (it was always so, why change it?) or because they think you might not be interested (sociaca88 is probably busy and we're not paying her so we should try not disturb her, etc)....


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