The writing for conservation workshop guides participants through the process of writing a scientific paper for publication.
Appropriate communication, at both the national and international levels, is a neglected skill which is not often prioritised by conservationists and ecologists. The ability and confidence to publish in peer-reviewed journals is an essential part of communicating research and results and is also important for professional development. However, successful publication can be a major hurdle, especially for early career conservationists.
This five-day course takes participants through the full process of planning, preparing and writing a manuscript for submission to a scientific journal of conservation or ecology-related fields. Participants are expected to come prepared with a set of data from a research project that they would like to write up into a scientific article – whether this forms part of an article currently being written or one that has been previously rejected by a journal. The course includes a mixture of information sessions, practical exercises and feedback from trainers and workshop peers. By the end of the workshop each participant will have a draft article that is ready for submission to a regional or international journal.