Carleton Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Office of the Vice-President (Research & International) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Open Access Award. This monetary award of $5000.00 was established to support Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals.

Dunja Apostolov-Dimitrijevic, PhD candidate, Political Science, for her paper “Democratization in Serbia: An Analysis of Rational Choice and Structuralist Explanations”, from Review of European and Russian Affairs (forthcoming).

Aizaz Chaudhry, PhD candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, for his paper “On the number of channels required for interference-free wireless mesh networks”, from EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2013, 2013:229.

Danielle Fraser, PhD candidate, Biology, for her paper “Mean Annual Precipitation Explains Spatiotemporal Patterns of Cenozoic Mammal Beta Diversity and Latitudinal Diversity Gradients in North America”, from (2014) PLoS ONE 9(9).

Alexander Grammatikos, PhD candidate, English Language and Literature, for his paper “‘The Nothingness of Fame, At Least to Woman’: Felicia Hemans and the Price of Celebrity”, from Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, vol 10.3 (Winter 2014).

David Mandia, PhD candidate, Chemistry, and Wenjun Zhou, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, for their paper “Anisotropic effective permittivity of an ultrathin gold coating on optical fiber in air, water and saline solutions”, from (2014) Optics Express, vol. 22, no. 26.

These papers will be submitted into Carleton’s institutional repository which collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton’s digital research materials.

For more information, including bios and links to the winning papers, please visit the Scholarly Communications website.