This report is based on an October 23rd, 2021, webinar–what you need to know before publishing–organised by Africa Online & Publications Library (AOPL). The webinar brought together undergraduate and postgraduate students around the world who are interested in academic research. Special thanks to our Programmes Officer Cynthia Nge Adanze who moderated the webinar. Currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health at Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey, Adanze is known for her works with She Decides and as a Public Health Specialist with the Integrated Health Organisation (IHO). Chengkuac Awan, Amanda Ellen Nicola Jojo, David Jitzi, Tata Comfort, Dr. Budi Reymond Njingti, Shei Louisa Linwe, Ngani Faith and Nfor Ngenge Leonora Ndfubu did a marvellous job by planning and coordinating the webinar. Sincere thanks to our invited speakers from the U.S.A. and Turkey in the persons of Enuh Blaise Manga and Fichanfie Dj Nkwain, all those who registered for the webinar and the nearly 30 attendees who actively participated in the intensive 3-hour discussions. This report was prepared by Ngenge Ransom Tanyu with valuable contributions from Enuh Blaise Manga and Fichanfie Dj Nkwain, Cynthia Nge Adanze, Chengkuac Awan, Amanda Ellen Nicola Jojo and Dr Reymond Budi Njingti. Thanks to the webinar attendees for allowing us to take photos that have been incorporated in this report. The PowerPoint presentations of our key speakers have also been integrated into this report.