The Sales & Marketing team of ACS Publications India organized a two-day workshop on “Key Scientific Writing Strategies for Building a Strong Manuscript,” held August 10 and 12, 2021 from 4 P.M. to 5.30 P.M. (IST) at the National Institutes of Technology (NIT) in India. This hands-on workshop was designed to help early-career researchers to improve their writing skills to produce effective papers.
The workshop had 2 sessions, each including hands-on practice, by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Executive EditorProfessor Osvaldo N. Oliveira Jr. The first session covered structure and the contents of a high-quality paper, as well as strategies for authors to participate in scientific discourse in English, and tips for the writing of an effective abstract. The second session covered 10 tips for publishing and an analysis of abstracts submitted by the participants
The workshop got a total of 800 registrations from the targeted group of 30 NIT’s and close to 650 participated in both sessions with over 250 participants attending both sessions. As many as 60 participants submitted their abstracts to be reviewed by Professor Oliveria and a few were picked up for discussion in the session. Professor Oliveria evaluated the main strengths and weaknesses in these abstracts for the benefit of the authors and participants. All participants got the chance to have direct feedback from the speaker through the extended Q&A session on both days.
The sessions were also streamed live on Facebook. The recordings are still available.
Session 1: https://fb.watch/7pHXJxBJFF/
The event was very well received by the participants and enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response.