Does the remit of a conservation science journal commence when it receives a manuscript and finish when an article is published, or does a journal’s responsibilities extend more widely? We recognize the importance of reaching out to conservationists before they begin to write an article.

In particular, the Oryx Editorial Office offers tutorials and workshops to help conservation practitioners and researchers fulfil their publishing and communications aspirations. Our Writing for Conservation workshops take participants through the gruelling process of turning great conservation research into a first-class manuscript ready for peer review in a conservation science journal. The workshops—which use our Writing for Conservation guide—also include hands-on tuition on bibliography management and preparation of publication-quality figures and maps.

We regularly participate in programmes such as the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science in Cambridge and the Conservation Leadership Programme, and have collaborated with the Tropical Biology Association in East Africa.

Most recently, in 2021 and 2022, we have run Writing for Conservation workshops online for alumni of the Conservation Leadership Programme based in Africa and Central Asia, respectively.