Leslie Chan, University of Toronto at Scarborough

New Media Studies | International Studies | ISTB01H3: International Studies and International Communications | Introduction to New Media Studies
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Towards Open and Equitable A ccess to Research and Knowledge for Development. Chan L, Kirsop B, Arunachalam S (2011) PLoS Med 8: 1016.


“The chain of communication in health science: from researcher to health worker through open access” with Subbiah Arunachalam and Barbara Kirsop. Open Medicine 2009; 3(3):111-119

“Open Access: a giant leap towards bridging health inequities” with Subbiah Arunachalam and Barbara Kirsop. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2009;87:631-635

“Open Access: Promises and Challenges of Scholarship in the Digital Age” Academic Matters, The Journal of Higher Education. Web only.



“Innovating in the Creative and Knowledge Industries: Not an Open or Closed Case” Compendium of Research Papers: The International Forum on the Creative Economy. Conference Board of Canada (2008)

“Open Scholarship: Authority, Community and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0”. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. Editor, with Susanna Mornati. (2008)

"Human Development and Open Access 2.0" Symposium on The Wealth of Networks by Yochai Benkler, with Philippe Aigrain, L, Jean-Claude Guédon, and John Willinsky. Policy Futures in Education, Volume 6 Number 2.


"Access to Scientific Knowledge for Sustainable Development: Options for Developing Countries". With Barbara Kirsop and Subbiah Arunachalam. Ariadne Issue 52 (July 2007).

"Feasibility of Open Access for SSHRC funded journals in Humanities and Social Sciences” with Frances Groen and Jean-Claude Guedon. In Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference on Electronic Publishing . Edited by Leslie Chan and Bob Martens. OEKK-Editions, 2007 pp 307-319 Vienna. Austria.

"Open Access in an International Perspective: A Review of Open-Access Policies in Selected Countries", by Frances Groen, Leslie Chan and Jean-Claude Guédon


"Study of the Feasibility of Open-Access Publishing for Journals Funded by SSHRC’s Aid to Scholarly and Transfer Journals Programme", by Leslie Chan, Frances Groen and Jean-Claude Guédon


"Transforming Access to Research Literature for Developing Countries"
With Barbara Kirsop
Serials Review, Dec. 31:246-255 (2005)

"Open Access Archiving: the fast track to building research capacity in developing countries". SciDev.Net, Nov. (2005)
With Barbara Kirsop and Subbiah Arunachalam

“Improving access to research literature in developing countries: challenges and opportunities provided by Open Access”. World Library and Information Congress: 71th IFLA General Conference and Council. Oslo, Norway.

“Integrating the ‘gold’ and the ‘green’ road to open access: Experience from Bioline International” Proceedings of the 9th ICCC International Conference on ElectronicPublishing held at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven-Heverlee (Belgium), 8-10 June 2005 / Edited by: Milena Dobreva & Jan Engelen. Peeters Publishing Leuven. 2005. pp.167-172

“Participation in the Global Knowledge Commons: Challenges and Opportunities for Research Dissemination in Developing Countries” With Sely Costa. New Library World. Vol. 106, no. 1210/1211 (2005) pg. 141-163


“Supporting and Enhancing Scholarship in the Digital Age: The Role of Open Access Institutional Repositories” Canadian Journal of Communication. Vol. 29 no. 3-4 (2004) pg. 277-300

“The Contribution of Open Archive Initiative and Institutional Repositories to the Advancement of Knowledge”. With Les Carr and Jen Sweezie. Building Digital Bridges: Linking Cultures, Commerce and Science: Proceedings of the 8th ICCC/IFIP International Conference on Electronic Publishing. Brasília - DF, Brazil 23-26 June 2004 / Edited by: Jan Engelen, Sely M. S. Costa, Ana Cristina S. Moreira. Universidade de Brasília, 2004, pg. 19-23

“Harnessing local knowledge using digital tools and media - framing the issues.” Building Digital Bridges: Linking Cultures, Commerce and Science: Proceedings of the 8th ICCC/IFIP International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Brasília - DF, Brazil 23-26 June 2004 / Edited by: Jan Engelen, Sely M. S. Costa, Ana Cristina S. Moreira. Universidade de Brasília, 2004, pg. 3-4.

 “Bioline International and the Journal of Postgraduate Medicine: A Collaborative Model of Open Access Publishing”. With D.K. Sahu. Open Access and the Public Domain in Digital Data and Information for Science: Proceedings of an International Symposium (2004) pg. 58-62. National Academies Press, US.


 “Open Archiving Opportunities for Developing Countries: towards equitable distribution of global knowledge” With Barbara Kirsop. Dec. 2002. Ariadne Issue 30. URL: http://www.ariadne.ac.uk /issue30/oai-chan/intro.html

"Bioline Publications: how its evolution has mirrored the growth of the Internet".  With Vanderlei Canhos and Barbara Kirsop. Learned Publishing: Journal of the Learned and Professional Society Publishers.  Vol 14 (1), pg. 41-48. Jan. 2001.

"Close the South-North knowledge gap", With Canhos et al. Nature, Vol 397, pg. 201, Jan. 1999

"The Global Gathering Place: Exploring the Ethnocultural Diversity of Canada on the Web." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Museums and the Web, 1998.

"Exciting potential of scholarly electronic journals."  In the Canadian Association of University Teachers Bulletin, Sept. 1996.

"Evolution-related resources on the World Wide Web." In the newsletter of the National Center of Science Education Reports, vol. 16. no. 1, Summer, 1996.

"Museum and heritage resources on the Internet." In Ontario Museum Association Newsletter, Currently,  vol. 19, no. 2 (Mar/April, 1996).

"Phylogenetic interpretations of primate socioecology: With                         special reference to social and ecological diversity in Macaca." In Phylogenies and Comparative Methods in Animal Behaviour, edited by Emilia Martins. Pp. 327-363.  Oxford University Press. 1996

"Behaviour of mixed species groups of macaques in Kowloon." (With F.D. Burton) In Evolution and Ecology of Macaque Societies, edited by J. Fa and C. Southwick. Pp. 388-411. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1996

"Changing conceptions of evolutionary theory'. In Strength inDiversity: A Reader in Physical Anthropology, edited by A. Herring and L. Chan. Canadian Scholars' Press. 1994

"Problems with socioecological explanations of primate social diversity". In Social Processes and Mental Abilities in Non-Human Primates: Evidences from Longitudinal Field Studies, edited by F.D. Burton. Pp. 1-30.  The Edwin Mellon Press. 1992

"Congenital limb malformation in the free-ranging macaques of Kowloon", Hong Kong. Journal of Medical Primatology, 18:397-403. (With F.D. Burton). 1989

"Notes on the care of long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) infants by stump-tailed macaques (M. thibetana)". Canadian Journal of Zoology,  65(3):752-755. (With F.D.Burton). 1986


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