Doing my PhD in England, I have barely talked about research in German, which is my mother tongue. In English, a publication in a journal is usually called a paper, or more formally, an article.
When I talked to German colleagues in England, they’d usually say Paper as well, even when talking in German. I’d always insist on saying Artikel, but I was quite alone with that (although noone ever corrected me). Recently, my dad (who is not an academic) said that the use of Artikel in an academic context would ring false in his ears.
What’s the correct way of saying (scientific, academic) article in German?
Some candidates could be:
- Artikel (sounds strange)
- Veröffentlichung (is too general, could apply to books as well)
- Aufsatz or Essay (doesn’t quite capture it, would rather be translated to essay than to article)