EDP Sciences and A&A were glad to organise three "Astronomy and Astrophysics Schools: Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers". The two first ones have taken place in Blankenberge, Belgium. The third one was in Tihany, Hungary.
Third SWYA - 24-28 August 2014 - Tihany, Hungary
Comments from third SWYA students
I liked the most Effective Sciences writing because we have clear practice in small groups
I liked the most Friendly approach and professional help
It was structural, methodical and pedagogical
I think [A&A] is a nice journal that cares about young astronomers and gives them a first chance to enter in the community
Really, I’d like to thank all of the organizers for the work they did, and also for the opportunity to be here
A&A is a journal where astronomers publish their papers. I am impressed how big editorial work the A&A team does to improve the papers and help the scientists
It is a journal with a lot of publishing quality papers. I was impressed on the editors contributions to the papers to ensure it was as good as possible
it is a major international journal in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Thanks to the referee process, the articles are always of high quality. It is really appreciated by the scientific community
It's a very good place to publish papers, all phases of submitting articles are very professional and useful for next publishing process
English-language editor at Astronomy & Astrophysics since 2005, she graduated from Cornell University and UCLA, taught English language, literature, writing in French international lycées and colleges, and edited English articles in Europe since 1983.
Astronomer investigating how stars and
planets came to be. He uses near-infrared and radio
techniques on large telescopes to map the structure of
dark clouds and study their densest regions, the stellar
embryos. He also has an interest in the development
of life in the Universe. Joao Alves is Letters Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy & Astrophysics and he is Professor
of Stellar Astrophysics at University of Vienna
Former editor in Chief of Astronomy
& Astrophysics. He is a spectroscopist of young stars
and pre-main sequence stars, and a specialist in star
formation in young clusters.
Astronomer at the Centre de
Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS). He
provides science expertise for SIMBAD and VizieR
databases. His main research topics are interstellar
medium and star formation in nearby molecular
Astronomer at the Observatoire de
Grenoble and the editor in chief of Astronomy &
Astrophysics. His main field of current research is
observational studies of brown dwarfs and extrasolar
Head librarian of the ESO Library in
Garching near Munich, Germany. The library fulfills the
information needs of ESO astronomers and engineers
and develops digital services to give greater access to
scientific content. The library also maintains the
Telescope Bibliography, a database of refereed articles
that uses ESO data and provides ESO Management
with bibliometric statistics derived from this database.
Publishing Director of EDP Sciences, the
publisher of Astronomy & Astrophysics. She has a PhD
in Physics from the University Paris-Diderot (Paris VII)
and worked in EDP Sciences since 1995.
Located in Paris and in Les Ulis (Paris’ suburb), the group EDP Sciences has almost a century’s experience in publishing journals, books and magazines. EDP Sciences is a mission-driven publisher, owned by learned societies - committed to facilitating and spreading scientific progress. We pursue openness, collaboration, quality and integrity through our business practices.
A language editor at A&A since 2012.
She has a B.A. from Columbia University and a M.A.
from its Teachers College. Originally from New York,
she has lived in Rome for many years. She has taught
EFL for over 20 years and worked on bilingual scientific
editing for the Italian Encyclopedia.
Astronomer and research professor at the
Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences (Budapest, Hungary). His main field of
research is observational studies of stellar oscillations
and interacting binary stars, applications of ultraprecise
space photometry on exoplanets, and theoretical
investigations into the detection of exomoons. He also
teaches at the Eötvös University in Budapest.
Astronomer studying the formation
and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy. She uses high
resolution spectroscopy to study the abundances,
motions, and ages of the oldest and most metal poor
stars. She is chairperson of the Board of Directors of
the Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics and Assoc.
Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
A language editor at A&A since 2009 and a freelance
translator and editor for German and English scientific texts and
novels. She holds a Masters degree in English from the Georg August
University in Göttingen and a diploma from the Berlin
Journalistenschule. She studied in St. Andrews, Scotland, and Göttingen,
Germany, and lived in Boulder, Colorado for several years.
An associate editor of Astronomy and
Astrophysics, professor of astrophysics in the
Department of Physics "Enrico Fermi" of the University
of Pisa, and an associate of the INFN-Pisa and INAF-Arcetri. His principal areas of interest are theoretical
and observational: hydrodynamics - especially
turbulent processes, spectroscopy and radiative
transfer, and recently high energy (GeV,TeV) and
gravitational wave astronomy.
Second SWYA - 18-20 May 2009 - Blankenberge, Belgium
Comments from second SWYA students
To learn how a paper is peer-reviewed was very interesting because it explains the time needed to publish a paper.
It also shows the quality of the papers in A&A. These information will be very useful in my work.
The school was perfect, very interesting, very useful and nicely organized.
Just continue to organize this school because for young astronomers, it's perfect.
Many things will be used immediately. The facilities were excellent. The school demystifies manuscripts (published papers),
brings together students from all fields, gives knowledges for the future. Make sure to keep it running. Thank you!
The school is important for the future preparation of manuscripts, important to improve as an author, important to see and to know the point of view from the editors and referees.
First SWYA - 19-21 May 2008 - Blankenberge, Belgium
Comments from first SWYA students
SWYA school was a well arranged and for me was very useful, instructive and also it was really fun...
I do not know how can I thank all the people who organized and attended this school …
I really liked the school and the discussions stimulated! I believe the lectures and the
organization were very well taken care of, thus many thanks to all the people involved
for this wonderful experience! …
I have to admit that this school was amazing and very informative. The discussed subjects are very crucial in a PhD student's life …