Organized by the ACLS with financial support from the Ford Foundation, the Social Science Translation Project (SSTP) brought together translators, editors, and social scientists to discuss problems arising from the translation of a variety of texts that employ social-scientific concepts. The guidelines that resulted, Guidelines for the Translation of Social Science Texts, were published in eight languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

The SSTP met several times over the course of two years with a goal of demonstrating the key role that translations play in the field and to promote communication in the social sciences across language boundaries by providing practical advice to people who commission, edit, and use translations of social science texts in their professional activities.