Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library, the Graduate Student Association (GSA), and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Graduate Student Open Access Award.

These awards were established to recognize Carleton University graduate students in publishing research in open access journals. Up to five papers are selected each year. Each award winner receives $1000.

This year we awarded all five prizes; the selection committee was impressed that so many graduate students are making their research more widely available by publishing in open access journals.

The committee members, and the sponsors, wish to thank all the applicants, as well as encourage them to continue meeting such a high standard in research.

You can access each article by clicking on the title below or check out the awards page listings.

The 2016-17 winners are:

Anna Crawford, PhD student Geography and Environmental Studies
Journey of an Arctic ice island in Oceanography 29(2):254–263

Kendra Jennie McLaughlin, PhD student Psychology
Jurors’ perceptions of scientific testimony: The role of gender and testimony complexity in trials involving DNA evidence in Cogent Psychology, 3:1, 1-14.

Jean-Daniel Medjo Me Biomo, PhD student Systems and Computer Engineering

Unmanned Aerial ad Hoc Networks: Simulation-Based Evaluation of Entity Mobility Models’ Impact on Routing Performance in Aerospace 2015, 2(3), 392-422

Zoe Panchen, PhD Biology

Prediction of Arctic plant phenological sensitivity to climate change from historical records’ from Ecology and Evolution (2017) 7: 1325–1338

Ian Wereley, PhD student History

Extracting the Past from the Present: Exotic Prizes, Empty Wilderness, and Commercial Conquest in Two Oil Company Advertisements, 1925–2012  in Humanities (2016), 5:2