The Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers (SWYA) School is a 4-day seminar about the major aspects of scientific writing and publishing.
The purpose of organizing an "Astronomy and Astrophysics School" is to teach students how to express their scientific results through correct and efficient science writing. In other words: how to write scientific papers for different forums (journals, proceedings, thesis manuscripts, etc.).
Each morning and afternoon session will contain at least three lectures. Every lecture will be followed by an open discussion session, where students can address any issues related to the topics treated in the lectures. A daily discussion session "students only" will be organised, and the students will be given ample opportunity to raise questions emanating from these sessions.
All lecturers have long professional experience in publishing, editorial matters, scientific writing and library and database management.
Students can also bring manuscripts and drafts of papers and seek advice, or present their own research in poster format. Posters will not be included in the Proceedings book.
Participants are beginning PhD, Postdocs students with little experience in scientific writing. But due to limited seating capacity, preference will be given to earlier-in-career students.
The event is not a language learning class, nor does it offer technical training in typesetting and word processing.