Peer-reviewed Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2017). Long distance trade, locational dynamics and by-product development: Insights from the history of the American cottonseed industry. Sustainability, 9(4):579. doi: 10.3390/su9040579

Szurmak, J., & Desrochers, P. (2017). Jane Jacobs as Spontaneous Economic Order Methodologist: Part 2: Metaphors and Methods. Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization, 4(2+3):21.

Desrochers, P., & Szurmak, J. (2017). Jane Jacobs as Spontaneous Economic Order Methodologist:  Part 1: Intellectual Apprenticeship. Forthcoming in Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization, 4(2+3):2.

Geloso, V., Szurmak, J., & Desrochers, P. (in review). Care to Wager Again? An Appraisal of Paul Ehrlich’s Counter-wager Offer to Julian Simon. Submitted to Population Development Review.

Desrochers, P., Leppälä, S., & Szurmak, J. (forthcoming). Urban diversity and innovation. In H. Bathelt, P. Cohendet, S. Henn, & L. Simon (Eds.), The Elgar companion to innovation and knowledge creation: A multi-disciplinary approach. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.

Bolan, J., Bellamy, P., Rolheiser, C., Szurmak, J., & Vine, R. (2015). Realizing partnership potential: A report on a formal collaboration between a teaching and learning centre and libraries at the University of Toronto. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), 8, 191-200. Retrieved from

Szurmak, J., & Thuna, M. (2013). Tell me a story: The use of narrative as tool for instruction. In D. M. Mueller (Ed.), Imagine, Innovate, Inspire: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2013 Conference. Retrieved from

Szurmak, J. (2011). Re-Tooling the Factory: Scaffolding for Library Labs in Large First Year Courses.  In Blazing Trails:  Conference Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth National LOEX Library Instruction Conference, April 30 – May 2, 2009, Albuquerque, NM, (page numbers not assigned).  Ypsilanti, MI: LOEX Press for the University Library, Eastern Michigan University.

Szurmak, J., & Petersen, A. (2010). Learning Outcomes Assessment Matrix (LOAM): A software-supported process for identifying and scaffolding complex learning outcomes. Ubiquitous Learning, 2(3), 111-127.

McKimmie, T., & Szurmak, J. (2001). Beyond gray literature: How gray questions can drive research.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 4(2), 71-81. 

Sagnes, E., Szurmak, J., Manage, D. & Zukotynski, S. (1999). Structure of hydrogenated amorphous carbon deposited using saddle-field glow-discharge in methane. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 249, 69-79.

Sagnes, E., Szurmak, J., Manage, D., & Zukotynski, S. (1999). Study of the dc saddle-field discharge: Application to methane. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A (Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films), 17, 713-20.

Chan, W., Allen, T, Gaspari, F., Szurmak, J., Sagnes, E. and Zukotynski, S. (1998). Amorphous diamond-like carbon films prepared by DC saddle-field glow-discharge method: doping with boron and phosphorus.  In Covalently Bonded Disordered Thin-Film Materials: Proceedings of the 1997 MRS Fall Symposium, Boston, MA, V. 498, (p. 165-70). Warrendale, PA: Materials Research Society.

Chan, W. C. W., Gaspari, F., Allen, T., Lim, P. K., Moreno, E., Sagnes, E., Manage, D.,  Szurmak, J. & Zukotynski, S. (1998).  Structural, optical, and electrical properties of doped hydrogenated diamond-like amorphous carbon films deposited using the DC saddle-field glow-discharge technique. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A (Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films), 16, 889-92.

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