In line with the Commission’s continued efforts to promote research quality and global visibility of academic staff in the Nigerian University System (NUS), the National Universities Commission in collaboration with Enago, a US-based organisation is organising Nation-wide Workshops on Academic Publishing for Junior and Middle-career  Academics across the Nigerian University System (NUS) at venues in selected Universities in the South-West, South-South, South-East and the NUC auditorium for the Northern states.

The workshops are slated to hold from Monday 11th December to Friday, 15th December, 2017 from 10am to 4pm each day as indicated below:

Date Venue Participants
Monday, 11th December, 2017 Idris Abdulkadir Auditorium, NUC Abuja All Universities in the Northern Region
Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 Multi-Purpose Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka All Universities in the South-West Region
Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 Basic Studies Auditorium, Basic Studies Unit, University Park, University of Port-Harcourt All Universities in the South-South Region
Friday, 15th December, 2017 University Auditorium, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka All Universities in the South-East Region

The workshops aim to train as many academic staff within the Nigerian University System as possible on the required knowledge, skills and nuances of academic publishing required to write good scholarly academic articles for publication, with a prospect to enhance the career development of young academics and ultimately position the NUS to attain global relevance in terms of the quality and quantum of world class academic articles published by Nigerian academics. Please note that there is no participation fee for all academic staff in the NUS.


The workshop will cover two topics that are of importance to the Nigerian universities’ academic clime namely: “Academic Publishing” and “Identifying a Target Journal for Publication”. The workshops will elucidate the criteria for selecting appropriate journals for publication with emphasis on impact factor, citation index, peer review, availability as an open access journal, understanding author’s right, etc.

The facilitating partner for the workshop, Enago Academy, is a United Kingdom-based knowledge platform offering up-to-date resources on scholarly publishing for researchers, authors, publishers and academic societies. Enago Academy provides assistance to researchers and authors, help journals and publishers to produce quality articles and collaborate with Universities and academic institutions by conducting author workshops for first-time authors and researchers; improve the quality of publications from universities.

All Vice Chancellors have already been informed and urged to support as many junior, middle-level and experienced academics as possible from their Universities to benefit from this unique opportunity by attending the free 1-day regional workshop.

Interested / nominated academic staff are requested to please register free-of- charge by clicking on the following link :

All enquiries should be directed to Dr. Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf,

Director, Research Innovation & Information Technology E-mail: ; .