Funding for Open Access Publishing

The Library provides direct grants to help Brock researchers pay article processing charges and also invests in agreements with publishers to provide free/discounted publishing in open access journals.

Library Open Access Publishing Fund

  • Researchers may apply for grants from a $32,000 fund, jointly sponsored by the Library and the Office of Research Services, to cover article processing charges (APCs) levied by some open access journals.

Application Form

Open Access Memberships

The Library invests in open access memberships which allow Brock researchers to publish journal articles or books for a reduced fee – or for free:


Funded Publications

The Library Open Access Publishing Fund has supported the publication of the following articles, which are freely available via the Brock Digital Repository and on publishers’ websites:

Baranowski, B. J., Hayward, G. C., Marko, D. M., & MacPherson, R. E. K. (2021). Examination of BDNF Treatment on BACE1 Activity and Acute Exercise on Brain BDNF Signaling. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 15, 665867–665867.

Baranowski, R. W., Skelly, L. E., Josse, A. R., & Fajardo, V. A. (2021). Exploring the Effects of Greek Yogurt Supplementation and Exercise Training on Serum Lithium and Its Relationship With Musculoskeletal Outcomes in Men. Frontiers in Nutrition (Lausanne), 8, 798036–798036.

Braun, J. L., Geromella, M. S., Hamstra, S. I., Messner, H. N., & Fajardo, V. A. (2021). Characterizing SERCA Function in Murine Skeletal Muscles after 35-37 Days of Spaceflight. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(21), 11764–.

Caspell, M., & Vasseur, L. (2021). Evaluating and Visualizing Drivers of Coastline Change: A Lake Ontario Case Study. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 10(6), 375.

Cebrian, J., Gorba, C., & Gavaldà, N. (2021). When the Easy Becomes Difficult: Factors Affecting the Acquisition of the English/iː/-/ɪ/Contrast. Frontiers in Communication, 92.

Chum, A., Nielsen, A. & Teo, C. Sleep problems among sexual minorities: a longitudinal study on the influence of the family of origin and chosen family. BMC Public Health 21, 2267 (2021).

Guardia, T., Geerligs, L., Tsvetanov, K. A., Ye, R., & Campbell, K. L. (2021). The role of the arousal system in age‐related differences in cortical functional network architecture.Human brain mapping, 43(3), 985-997.

Hu, S., & Bidochka, M. J. (2021). Abscisic acid implicated in differential plant responses of Phaseolus vulgaris during endophytic colonization by Metarhizium and pathogenic colonization by Fusarium. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-12.

Gauthier, S., May, B., & Vasseur, L. (2021). Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Protect Avian Species in Coastal Communities in the Greater Niagara Region, Canada. Climate, 9(6), 91.

Hayward, G. C., Caceres, D., Copeland, E. N., Baranowski, B. J., Mohammad, A., Whitley, K. C., & MacPherson, R. E. (2022). Characterization of Alzheimer’s disease‐like neuropathology in Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy using the DBA/2J mdx mouse model. FEBS Open bio, 12(1), 154-162.

Iannarelli, N. J., MacNeil, A. J., Dempster, K. S., Wade, T. J., & O’Leary, D. D. (2021). Serum MMP‐3 and its association with central arterial stiffness among young adults is moderated by smoking and BMI. Physiological Reports, 9(11), e14920.

King, N., Davison, C. M., & Pickett, W. (2021). Development of a dual-factor measure of adolescent mental health: an analysis of cross-sectional data from the 2014 Canadian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. BMJ open, 11(9), e041489.

Kornel, A., Den Hartogh, D. J., Klentrou, P., & Tsiani, E. (2021). Role of the Myokine Irisin on Bone Homeostasis: Review of the Current Evidence. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(17), 9136.

MacDonald, L. A., Turner, K. W., McDonald, I., Kay, M. L., Hall, R. I., & Wolfe, B. B. (2021). Isotopic evidence of increasing water abundance and lake hydrological change in Old Crow Flats, Yukon, Canada. Environmental Research Letters, 16(12), 124024.

Mannella, K., Albanese, G. A., Ditor, D., Zenzeri, J., & Holmes, M. W. R. (2021). Preliminary evaluation of an adaptive robotic training program of the wrist for persons with multiple sclerosis. Applied Sciences, 11(19), 9239.

Michaelson, V., Pilato, K. A., & Davison, C. M. (2021). Family as a health promotion setting: A scoping review of conceptual models of the health-promoting family. PloS one, 16(4), e0249707.

Patte, K. A., Livermore, M., Qian, W., & Leatherdale, S. T. (2021). Do weight perception and bullying victimization account for links between weight status and mental health among adolescents?. BMC public health, 21(1), 1-16.

Pickering, G. J., Schoen, K., & Botta, M. (2021). Lifestyle decisions and climate mitigation: current action and behavioural intent of youth. Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change, 26(6), 1-27.

Pickering, G. J., Willwerth, J., Botezatu, A., & Thibodeau, M. (2021). Prevalence and Management of Alkyl-Methoxypyrazines in a Changing Climate: Viticultural and Oenological Considerations. Biomolecules, 11(10), 1521.

Rich, K. A., Spaaij, R., & Misener, L. (2021). Theorizing community for sport management research and practice. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 3. DOI: 10.3389/fspor.2021.774366

Ryan, C. R., Finch, M. S., Dunham, T. C., Murphy, J. E., Roy, B. D., & MacPherson, R. E. (2021). Creatine Monohydrate Supplementation Increases White Adipose Tissue Mitochondrial Markers in Male and Female Rats in a Depot Specific Manner. Nutrients, 13(7), 2406.

Teo, C., Kim, C., Nielsen, A., Young, T., O’Campo, P., & Chum, A. (2021). Did the UK COVID-19 Lockdown Modify the Influence of Neighbourhood Disorder on Psychological Distress? Evidence From a Prospective Cohort Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12

Tsiani, E., Tsakiridis, N., Kouvelioti, R., Jaglanian, A., & Klentrou, P. (2021). Current evidence of the role of the myokine irisin in Cancer. Cancers, 13(11), 2628.

Braun, J. L., Geromella, M. S., Hamstra, S. I., & Fajardo, V. A. (2020). Neuronatin regulates whole-body metabolism: Is thermogenesis involved? FASEB BioAdvances, 2(10), 579–586.

Brown, L., & Vasseur, L. (2020). An analysis of aquatic invasive species management in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada: Establishment of a database to improve knowledge sharing. Management of Biological Invasions, 11(3), 588–606.

Clarke, T. L., Johnson, R. L., Simone, J. J., & Carlone, R. L. (2021). The Endocannabinoid System and Invertebrate Neurodevelopment and Regeneration. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(4), 2103.

Den Hartogh, D. J., Vlavcheski, F., Giacca, A., & Tsiani, E. (2020). Attenuation of Free Fatty Acid (FFA)-Induced Skeletal Muscle Cell Insulin Resistance by Resveratrol is Linked to Activation of AMPK and Inhibition of mTOR and p70 S6K. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(14), 4900.

Dwivedi, V. D., & Selvanayagam, J. (2021). Effects of Dispositional Affect on the N400: Language Processing and Socially Situated Context. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

Geurin, A. N., & Naraine, M. L. (2020). 20 Years of Olympic Media Research: Trends and Future Directions. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 2.

Huang, M. L., & Raney-Yan, X. (2021). A Method for Confidence Intervals of High Quantiles. Entropy, 23(1), 70.

Larkin, K., Rodriguez, C. A., Jamani, S., Fronza, G., Roca-Acevedo, G., Sanchez, A., & Toloza, A. C. (2020). First evidence of the mutations associated with pyrethroid resistance in head lice (Phthiraptera: Pediculidae) from Honduras. Parasites & Vectors, 13(1), 312.

Liu, J., Son, S., Giancaterino, M., Verschoor, C. P., & Narushima, M. (2020). Non-HDL cholesterol level and depression among Canadian elderly—A cross-sectional analysis of the baseline data from the CLSA. FACETS.

Lustig, K. A., Cote, K. A., & Willoughby, T. (2021). The role of pubertal status and sleep satisfaction in emotion reactivity and regulation in children and adolescents. SLEEP Advances, 2(zpab003).

Marko, D. M., Foran, G., Vlavcheski, F., Baron, D. C., Hayward, G. C., Baranowski, B. J., Necakov, A., Tsiani, E., & MacPherson, R. E. K. (2020). Interleukin-6 Treatment Results in GLUT4 Translocation and AMPK Phosphorylation in Neuronal SH-SY5Y Cells. Cells, 9(5), 1114.

O’Neill, E. J., Den Hartogh, D. J., Azizi, K., & Tsiani, E. (2020). Anticancer Properties of Carnosol: A Summary of In Vitro and In Vivo Evidence. Antioxidants, 9(10), 961.

Pitchford, B., & Arnell, K. M. (2021). Individual Differences in Attentional Breadth Changes Over Time: An Event-Related Potential Investigation. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

Rowshanpour, R., & Dudding, T. (2021). Azo synthesis meets molecular iodine catalysis. RSC Advances, 11(13), 7251–7256.

Ruzgys, S., & Pickering, G. J. (2020). Perceptions of Cultured Meat Among Youth and Messaging Strategies. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4.

Skandalis, D. A., Dobell, C. D., Shaw, J. C., & Tattersall, G. J. (2020). Hydrogen sulfide exposure reduces thermal set point in zebrafish. Royal Society Open Science, 7(11), 200416.

Theocharidis, A., McKinlay, B. J., Vlachopoulos, D., Josse, A. R., Falk, B., & Klentrou, P. (2020). Effects of post exercise protein supplementation on markers of bone turnover in adolescent swimmers. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 17(1), 20.

Whitley, K. C., Hamstra, S. I., Baranowski, R. W., Watson, C. J. F., MacPherson, R. E. K., MacNeil, A. J., Roy, B. D., Vandenboom, R., & Fajardo, V. A. (2020). GSK3 inhibition with low dose lithium supplementation augments murine muscle fatigue resistance and specific force production. Physiological Reports, 8(14), e14517.

Barelli, L., Waller, A., Behie, S., & Bidochka, M. (2020). Plant microbiome analysis after Metarhizium amendment reveals increases in abundance of plant growth-promoting organisms and maintenance of disease-suppressive soil. PLoS One, 15(4), e0231150.

Belicki, K., Decourville, N., Kamble, S., Stewart, T., & Rubel, A. (2020). Reasons for Forgiving: Individual Differences and Emotional Outcomes. SAGE Open, 10(1).

Braun, J., Hamstra, S., Messner, H., & Fajardo, V. (2019). SERCA2a tyrosine nitration coincides with impairments in maximal SERCA activity in left ventricles from tafazzin deficient mice. The Physiological Society.

Crawford, J., Morfaw, F., Ahmad, F., Thabane, L., & Frisina, A. (2020). The colon cancer screening behaviours survey for South Asians: a pilot study of feasibility and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, 4(1), 12.

Forman, G., Forman, D., Avila-Mireles, E., Zenzeri, J., & Holmes, M. (2020). Investigating the muscular and kinematic responses to sudden wrist perturbations during a dynamic tracking task. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 4161.

Howlett, R., Lustig, K., Macdonald, K., & Cote, K. (2020). Hyperarousal is associated with socioemotional processing in individuals with insomnia symptoms and good sleepers. Brain Sciences, 10(2).

Kurgan, N., Whitley, K., Maddalena, L., Moradi, F., Stoikos, J., Hamstra, S., Fajardo. V. (2019). A low-therapeutic dose of lithium inhibits GSK3 and enhances myoblast fusion in C2C12 cells. Cells, 8(11).

Matamoros, G., Rueda, M.M., Rodríguez, C., Gabrie, J., Canales, M., Fontecha, G. & Sanchez, A. (2019). High endemicity of soil-transmitted helminths in a population frequently exposed to albendazole but no evidence of antiparasitic resistance. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 4(2).

Moonjely, S., Zhang, X., Fang, W., & Bidochka, M. (2019). Metarhizium robertsii ammonium permeases (MepC and Mep2) contribute to rhizoplane colonization and modulates the transfer of insect derived nitrogen to plants. PloS One, 14(10), e0223718.

Moradi, F., Copeland, E., Baranowski, R.,  Scholey, A., Stuart, J., & Fajardo, V. (2020). Calmodulin-Binding Proteins in Muscle: A Minireview on Nuclear Receptor Interacting Protein, Neurogranin, and Growth-Associated Protein 43. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(3).

Patterson, J., McRae, M., & Hansen, S. (2019). On Whether Task Experience of the Peer Differentially Impacts Feedback Scheduling and Skill Acquisition of a Learner. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1987.

Salahub, C., Lockhart, H., Dube, B., Al-Aidroos, N., & Emrich, S. (2019). Electrophysiological correlates of the flexible allocation of visual working memory resources. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1–11.

Vasseur, L. & Daigle, C. (2019). Is It Time to Shift Our Environmental Thinking? A Perspective on Barriers and Opportunities to Change. Sustainability, 11(18).


Baranowski, B. J., Bott, K. N., & MacPherson, R. E. K. (2018). Evaluation of neuropathological effects of a high-fat high-sucrose diet in middle-aged male C57BL6/J mice. Physiological Reports, 6(11), 1–N.PAG.

Den Hartogh, D. J., & Tsiani, E. (2019). Antidiabetic Properties of Naringenin: A Citrus Fruit Polyphenol. Biomolecules (2218-273X), 9(3), 99

Kurgan, N., Noaman, N., Pergande, M. R., Cologna, S. M., Coorssen, J. R., & Klentrou, P. (2019). Changes to the Human Serum Proteome in Response to High Intensity Interval Exercise: A Sequential Top-Down Proteomic Analysis. Frontiers in Physiology.

McCleary, L., Thompson, G. N., Venturato, L., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Hunter, P., Sussman, T., & Kaasalainen, S. (2018). Meaningful connections in dementia end of life care in long term care homes. BMC Psychiatry, (1)

Prince, T.J., Pisaric, M. F. J., & Turner, K, W. (2018). Postglacial Reconstruction of Fire History Using Sedimentary Charcoal and Pollen From a Small Lake in Southwest Yukon Territory, Canada. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Walker, S. E., Spencer, G. E., Necakov, A., & Carlone, R. L. (2018). Identification and Characterization of microRNAs during Retinoic Acid-Induced Regeneration of a Molluscan Central Nervous System. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(9), 2741.

Yang, A. J., Hayward, G.C., & MacPherson, R.E.K. (2019). Acute exercise and brain BACE1 protein content: a time course study. Physiological Reports, (8).

Crawford, J., Ahmad, F., Bierman, A.S. et al. (2017). Cognitive testing of the Colon Cancer Screening Behaviours Survey with South Asian immigrants in Canada. Journal of Patient-reported outcomes. (1) 7.

Kouvelioti, R., Josse, A. & Klentrou, P. (2017). Effects of dairy consumption on body composition and bone properties in youth: a systematic review. Current Developments in Nutrition.

Lustig, K., Stoakley, E., MacDonald, K., Geniole, S., McCormick, C., & Cote, K. (2017). Research Paper: Sex hormones play a role in vulnerability to sleep loss on emotion processing tasksNeurobiology Of Sleep And Circadian Rhythms, doi:10.1016/j.nbscr.2017.10.001

Naimi, M., Vlavcheski, F., Shamshoum, H., & Tsiani, E. (2017). Rosemary Extract as a Potential Anti-Hyperglycemic Agent: Current Evidence and Future Perspectives. Nutrients9(9), 1-19. doi:10.3390/nu9090968

Sullivan, P., & Black, M. (2017). The Effect of Different Phases of Synchrony on Pain Threshold in a Drumming Task. Frontiers In Psychology, Vol 8 (2017), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01034/full

Vlavcheski, F., Naimi, M., Murphy, B., Hudlicky, T., & Tsiani, E. (2017). Rosmarinic Acid, a Rosemary Extract Polyphenol, Increases Skeletal Muscle Cell Glucose Uptake and Activates AMPK. Molecules22(10), 1-16. doi:10.3390/molecules22101669

Behie, S. W., Moreira, C. C., Sementchoukova, I., Barelli, L., Zelisko, P. M., & Bidochka, M. J. (2017). Carbon translocation from a plant to an insect-pathogenic endophytic fungus. Nature Communications, 8, 14245.

Moore, J., Yousef, M., & Tsiani, E. (2016). Anticancer effects of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) extract and rosemary extract polyphenols. Nutrients, 8(11). 

Stradwick, L., Inglis, D., Kelly, J. & Pickering, G. (2017). Development and application of assay for determining β-glucosidase activity in human saliva. Flavour 6:1 DOI: 10.1186/s13411-017-0054-z

Allison, D., & Ditor, D., (2015). Targeting inflammation to influence mood following spinal cord injury: a randomized clinical trialJournal of Neuroinflammation, 12:204. DOI: 10.1186/s12974-015-0425-2

Sanchez, A., Gabrie, J. et al. Soil-Transmitted Helminths, Poverty, and Malnutrition in Honduran Children Living in Remote Rural Communities. Human Parasitic Diseases 2016:8 27–35 doi:10.4137/HPD.S33458.

Akseer, N., Kish, K., Rigby, W. A., Greenway, M., Klentrou, P., Wilson, P. M., & Falk, B. (2015). Does bracing affect bone health in women with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? Scoliosis.

Prentice, D., Engel, J., Taplay, K., & Stobbe, K. (2015). Interprofessional collaboration: the experience of nursing and medical students’ interprofessional education. Global Qualitative Nursing Research. 1-9.

Ramos, S. V., MacPherson, R. E., Turnbull, P. C., Bott, K. N., LeBlanc, P., Ward, W. E., & Peters, S. J. (2014). Higher PLIN5 but not PLIN3 content in isolated skeletal muscle mitochondria following acute in vivo contraction in rat hindlimb. Physiological Reports, 2(10), e12154.

Barron, C. C., Moore, J., Tsakiridis, T., Pickering, G., Tsiani, Evangelia. (2014). Inhibition of human lung cancer cell proliferation and survival by wine. Cancer Cell International. 14:6

Dwivedi, V.D. (2013). Interpreting quantifier scope ambiguity: evidence of heuristic first, algorithmic second processing. PLoS ONE 8(11): e81461. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081461

Sanchez, A. L.; Canales, M.; Enriquez, L.; Bottazzi, M. E.; Zelaya, A. A.; Espinoza, V. E.; Fontecha, G. A. (2013). A research capacity strengthening project for infectious diseases in Honduras: experience and lessons learned. Global Health Action, (6), 21643 –

Mondloch, C. J., Nelson, N.L., Horner, M. (2013). Asymmetries of influence: Differential effects of body postures on perceptions of emotional facial expressionsPLoS ONE 8(9): e73605. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073605

Liu, J., Hay, J., Faught, B.E. (2013). The association of sleep disorder, obesity status and diabetes mellitus among U.S. adults – the NHANES 2009-2010 survey results. International Journal of Endocrinology (2013) Article ID 234129, 6 pages

Geniole S., Keyes A., Mondloch C., Carré J., McCormick C. (2012). Facing Aggression: Cues Differ for Female versus Male Faces. PLoS ONE, 7(1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030366

Liang, P. & Ahmed, M. (2012). Transposable elements are a significant contributor to tandem repeats in the human genome. Comparative and Functional Genomics, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/947089

Mia, A., Rab, M., Akter, T.(2012).  Some Traveling Wave Solutions of KDV-Burgers Equation. International Journal of Mathematical Analysis, 6(22),1053-1060.

Mitchell, R., May, B., Purdy, S., Vella, C. (2012). UNESCO Biosphere Reserves Towards Common Intellectual Ground. In The BiosphereI (Chapter 14). N. Ishwaran (Ed.). doi: 10.5772/32857

Ormerod, K., Rogasevskaia, T., Coorssn, J., Mercier, J. (2012). Cholesterol-Independent Effects of Methyl-β-Cyclodextrin on Chemical Synapses. PLoS ONE 7(5). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036395

Pinault L., & Hunter, F. (2012). Larval habitat associations with human land uses, roads, rivers, and land cover for Anopheles albimanus, A. pseudopunctipennis, and A. punctimacula (Diptera: Culicidae) in coastal and highland Ecuador. Frontiers in Physiology, 3(59). doi: 10.3389/fphys.2012.00059


Contact Elizabeth Yates, Liaison and Scholarly Communication Librarian, at