Nominations open for Brock’s open access champion

Nominations are now open for the Brock University Award for Open Access.

Available to all Brock students, staff, faculty and librarians, the award recognizes a Brock community member who is as a champion of freely sharing scholarly publishing with audiences around the world.

The honour includes a $2,500 grant, which may be used to pay for an article processing charge for an open access journal or to support a non-profit open platform for open scholarship.

Relevant qualifications could include a demonstrated record of openly sharing research, participating in projects or platforms that advance open access, or conducting research on open access.

Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 1 at noon and must include a nomination statement and supporting materials. Self-nominations are welcome.

A winner will be announced during International Open Access Week, Oct. 22 to 26. Last year’s inaugural winner was Nicola Simmons, Assistant Professor in Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Education.

More information on the award, including the nomination form, can be found on the Brock Library website.

Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Yates, Liaison and Scholarly Communication Librarian, at or x4469.

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