The III Regional Astronomical Summer School and inaugural Inter-Regional Astronomical Summer School (3RASS/1IRASS) successfully concluded on September 15, 2023, at the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Armenia. The theme of the Summer School was “From Observations to Scientific Writing”. Among the highlights of the scientific writing part was a specialised masterclass on "Writing Effective Abstracts and Titles," led by Anne Ruimy, Senior Editor at EDP Sciences and Publisher of Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A). László L. Kiss, A&A’s Board Member for Hungary, gave a two-part lecture on “The Art of Scientific Writing”. Close to thirty Ph.D., M.Sc and B.Sc. students from thirteen Asian and Middle Eastern countries participated in the week-long Summer School.
Anne Ruimy's session was a composite of theoretical training and practical application, designed to bolster the academic publishing skills of young astronomers. Participants submitted draft abstracts and titles of articles in preparation prior to the event, which were then reviewed during the masterclass. The personalised feedback provided a unique opportunity for researchers to refine their submissions, increasing their likelihood of publication.
This focussed masterclass was an essential part of the Summer School's broader aim to strengthen academic skills and collaborations among young astronomers. The positive reception of Anne Ruimy's lecture serves as a testament to the broader efficacy of integrating specialized publishing know-how into the academic training framework.
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