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Webinar on Scholarly Writing and Publishing

Webinars on Scholarly Writing & Publishing, presented by the Nigeria Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (NSCB) in collaboration with Save Sahara Network. Each Webinar is 60 minutes, followed by a 30-minute Question & Answer session. All Webinars begin at 3 p.m. promptly.

Webinar 1 (9 July): “Writing a Scholarly Article: Novelty and OCAR Approach”

Webinar 2 (16 July): “All about Ethics: Data Ownership, Plagiarism, Authorship and Conflicts of Interest”

Webinar 3 (23 July): “Making Good Choices: Journal Selection and Predatory Publishing”

The sessions will be taught by an international team of conservation biologists who have years of experience in scientific writing, journal editing, and managing academic journals.


  • The link to the webinar registration form is:
  • Kindly register on or before 7 July 2020.
  • By completing the registration form, you will have registered to participate in all three Webinars, which will be conducted using the Zoom meeting platform.
  • A link to join each Webinar will be sent to you 1-2 days prior to the date of the Webinar.

Webinar Presenters

Dr. Tuyeni Mwampamba is a research professor at the Institute for Ecosystems
and Sustainability Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She focuses on the ecology and social implications of community forest management. Dr. Mwampamba is a Section Editor for Journal of Case Studies in the Environment.



Prof. Mark Schwartz is a professor in Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California-Davis (USA), where he leads the Conservation Management program. Dr. Schwartz is the founding Editor-in-Chief of SCB’s newest journal, Conservation Science and Practice.




Dr. Lynne Baker is a senior research associate with the Rome-based Institute of Development, Ecology, Conservation, and Cooperation. Her research focuses on the human dimensions of conservation and human-wildlife interactions. She has previously conducted training for faculty and students on assessing journal quality.



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