Leigh Ann Butler, scholarly communications lab member, poses in front of a multicoloured background

Leigh-Ann Butler is a part-time master’s student at uOttawa’s School of Information Studies (ÉSIS), working on her thesis with supervisor Stefanie Haustein. Her research explores the economics of open access publishing, by estimating the amount of article processing charges (APCs) paid for gold and hybrid open access publishing by Canadian researchers to the oligopoly of academic publishers (Elsevier, Springer-Nature, SAGE, Taylor and Francis, Wiley). Leigh-Ann is also involved in other open access and open science projects at the lab, and is a policy analyst at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).