Leslie Chan

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Leslie Chan in 2013

Leslie Chan is an advocate for open access. He is a professor at University of Toronto Scarborough.


Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1959.[1] When he was 16 he moved to Canada to attend university.[1] He received a degree in anthropology.[1] While working to have his research published, he began to perceive problems with academic publishing and began exploring options to fix them.[1]


Chan supports the open access movement.[2]

Chan was a signatory to the Budapest Open Access Initiative.[1]

Bioline International[edit]

In 1993 Chan founded Bioline International.[3] Bioline International is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing cooperative which seeks to share open access journals published in developing countries. Chan believes that developing countries need access to journals.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Poynder, Richard (June 20, 2008). "Open and Shut?: The Open Access Interviews: Leslie Chan". poynder.blogspot.com. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ "In defence of Open Access systems - The Hindu". thehindu.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  3. ^ Masum, Hassan (4 October 2012). "Insider Views of Collaborative R&D for Health: Q&A with Leslie Chan - Center for Global Health R&D Policy Assessment". healthresearchpolicy.org. Results for Development Institute. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  4. ^ Chan, Leslie; Kirsop, Barbara; Arunachalam, Subbiah (17 January 2011). "Withdrawal of journal access is a wake-up call for researchers in the developing world | Speaking of Medicine". blogs.plos.org. Retrieved 25 June 2013.

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