Select publications and presentations

Morrison, Heather (2021). What counts in research? Dysfunction in knowledge creation and moving beyond. In: Stack, M., ed. Global University Rankings and the Politics of Knowledge, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, pp. 109 – 132.

Morrison, H.; Rahman, A., (2020). Knowledge and equity: analysis of three modelsInternational Association of Media and Communication Researchers (IAMCR), China, Beijing Conference (Moved online) Date: July 2020, pp. 51 – 60.

Morrison, H. (2019). The dialectic of open. Presented June 6, 2019 at the Canadian Communication Association conference, Vancouver, British Columbia. Blogpost with abstract Link to full presentation:

Morrison, H. (2019). Science knowledge as a human right.Presentation by Heather Morrison Feb. 26, University of Ottawa, as part of the CC- UNESCO Science as a Human Right Series. Retrieved April 8, 2019 from

Heather Morrison. Global OA APCs (APC) 2010–2017: Major Trends. Leslie Chan; Pierre Mounier. ELPUB 2018, Jun 2018, Toronto, Canada. <10.4000/proceedings.elpub.2018.16>. . Retrieved July 5, 2018 from

Morrison, H. (2017). From the field: Elsevier as an open access publisher. The Charleston Advisor 18:3, pp. 53-59 doi


Highlights of this broad-brush case study of Elsevier’s Open Access (OA) journals as of 2016: Elsevier offers 511 fully OA journals and 2,149 hybrids. Most fully OA journals do not charge article processing charges (APCs). APCs of fully OA journals average $660 US ($1,731 excluding no-fee journals); hybrid OA averages $2,500. A practice termed author nominal copyright is observed, where copyright is in the name of the author although the author contract is essentially a copyright transfer. The prospects for a full Elsevier flip to OA via APC payments for articles going forward are considered and found to be problematic.

Morrison, H. (2016). Sustaining the knowledge commons. Presentation to the Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual General Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 3, 2016. SSP presentation 2016 06 03 hgm

Morrison, H.; Mondésir, G.; Salhab, J.; Villamizar, C.; Calvé-Genest, A.; Desautels, L. Open Access Article Processing Charges (OA APC) Longitudinal Study 2015 Preliminary Dataset. Data 2016, 1, 4.

Morrison, H. (2016). Small scholar-led scholarly journals: can they survive and thrive in an open access future? Learned Publishing 29:2, pp. 83-88.

Morrison, H. & Desautels, L. (2016): Editorial: open access, copyright and licensing: basics for open access publishers. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 6:1 p. 1-2. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.360

Open Access Awareness: what scholars need to know. Wednesday, June 3rd, Ottawa, ON Colonel BY building room C03. Heather Morrison with co-panelists Andrea Whiteley, John Willinsky and Martin Eve. Chair: Michael Sinatra. Open to all Congress attendees.

Tuesday June 2, 9:00 a.m., Fauteux 147A – Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarianship Conference, Ottawa, ON

Approaches to Support for Open Access Publishing
Heather Morrison, Jihane Salhab (University of Ottawa)

Powerpoint: CAPAL20150602jshgm


Library and Information Practice from the Commons Perspective
Alexis Calvé-Genest (University of Ottawa)

Thursday June 4, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Room 205, Building TBD, Canadian Association of Information Science
“Sustaining the Knowledge Commons: A Correlation Study of Journals Using Article
Processing Charges”
Heather Morrison, Alexis Calvé-Genest, Jihane Salhab & César Villamizar (University of Ottawa)
Heather & César presenting

Powerpoint CAISMorrVill20150602May 26 -v1.1

Morrison, H. & Salhab, J. Presentation to Open Access Group, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, September 9, 2015.

Heather at the Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar, Washington D.C. April 16, 2015. On open access and licensing.

Morrison, H. 2015. Soutenir les savoirs communs. Réunion annuel, Érudit, Université de Montréal, le 2 avril. En français.

Morrison, H.; Salhab, J.; Calvé-Genest, A.; Horava, T. Open Access Article Processing Charges: DOAJ Survey May 2014. Publications 2015, 3, 1-16.

Morrison, H. (2015). Open access to scholarly knowledge: the new commons. In: Elliott, P. & Hepting, D. (eds.). Free knowledge: confronting the commodification of human discovery. University of Regina Press. Free download available.

Morrison, H.; Salhab, J.; Calvé-Genest, A.; Horava, T.(2014). Sustaining the knowledge commons: open access scholarship. CASRAI Reconnect, Ottawa, Ontario November 10, 2014.

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