OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.53 – May 2021)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

Each month the Publications Team run a group training session that explains how to record outputs in Worktribe and OpenAIR. If you would like to be invited to a session, please email us (publications@rgu.ac.uk).

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4533 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 656
Gray’s School of Art – 273
Law School – 197
School of Applied Social Studies – 192
School of Computing – 596
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 495
School of Engineering – 670
School of Health Sciences – 213
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 345
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 721
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 319
Other departments – 54

Downloads

Last month, in April, there were a total of 5002 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1030 = IBRAHIM, I.A. 2014. A theoretical and empirical investigation of the barriers to the adoption of state-of-the-art information systems by Nigerian indigenous oil companies. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The above data were gathered on 26.05.2021.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.52 – April 2021)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

Each month we are running an online group training session on how to record outputs in Worktribe. If you would like to be invited to a training session, please send an e-mail to the Publications Team (publications@rgu.ac.uk).

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4473 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 655
Gray’s School of Art – 271
Law School – 196
School of Applied Social Studies – 183
School of Computing – 591
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 486
School of Engineering – 666
School of Health Sciences – 211
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 338
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 705
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 314
Other departments – 49

Downloads

Last month, in March, there were a total of 4993 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 28.04.2021.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.51 – March 2021)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

If you would like to be invited to a training session on how to record your outputs in Worktribe, please send an e-mail to the Publications Team (publications@rgu.ac.uk). We hope to run group training sessions at least once a month during the lockdown, but one-to-one sessions are unlikely to resume until it becomes possible to meet on campus.

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4426 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1269557 = SIDDIQUE, S., LEUNG, P.S. and NJUGUNA, J. [2021]. Drilling oil-based mud waste as a resource for raw materials: a case study on clays reclamation and their application as fillers in polyamide 6 composites. Upstream oil and gas technology [online], (accepted).

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 654
Gray’s School of Art – 268
Law School – 191
School of Applied Social Studies – 178
School of Computing – 584
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 485
School of Engineering – 659
School of Health Sciences – 209
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 338
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 689
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 312
Other departments – 46

Downloads

Last month, in February, there were a total of 3776 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 30.03.2021.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.50 – February 2021)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

If you would like to be invited to a training session on how to record your outputs in Worktribe, please send an e-mail to the Publications Team (publications@rgu.ac.uk). We hope to run group training sessions at least once a month during the lockdown, but one-to-one sessions are unlikely to resume until it becomes possible to meet on campus.

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4331 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1206325 = GONZALEZ, A., MABON, L. and AGARWAL, A. [2021]. Who wants North Sea CCS, and why? Assessing differences in opinion between oil and gas industry respondents and wider energy and environmental stakeholders. International journal of greenhouse gas control [online], (accepted).

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 645
Gray’s School of Art – 267
Law School – 186
School of Applied Social Studies – 171
School of Computing – 568
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 480
School of Engineering – 652
School of Health Sciences – 205
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 323
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 678
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 297
Other departments – 37

Downloads

Last month, in January, there were a total of 3329 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 24.02.2021.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.49 – January 2021)

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Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

If you would like to be invited to a training session on how to record your outputs in Worktribe, please send an e-mail to the Publications Team (publications@rgu.ac.uk). We hope to run group training sessions at least once a month during the lockdown, but one-to-one sessions are unlikely to resume until it becomes possible to meet on campus.

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4290 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1107375 = SAUNDERS, B., FARIAS DE OLIVEIRA, L., DOLAN, E., DURKALEC-MICHALSKI, K., MCNAUGHTON, L., ARTIOLI, G.G. and SWINTON, P.A. [2021]. Sodium bicarbonate supplementation and the female athlete: a brief commentary with small scale systematic review and meta-analysis. European journal of sport science [online], (accepted).

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 643
Gray’s School of Art – 267
Law School – 183
School of Applied Social Studies – 168
School of Computing – 560
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 479
School of Engineering – 643
School of Health Sciences – 201
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 321
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 670
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 297
Other departments – 36

Downloads

Last month, in December, there were a total of 3099 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 27.01.2021.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.48 – December 2020)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

The Publications Team will be on a break from the end of business on Friday 18th December through to the morning of Tuesday 5th January. Please feel free to continue sending us e-mails as normal during that period and we will respond to them as soon as possible when we resume services in January. We hope that everyone in the RGU community is able to enjoy themselves and relax over the end-of-year break.

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4243 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 634
Gray’s School of Art – 265
Law School – 183
School of Applied Social Studies – 166
School of Computing – 551
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 479
School of Engineering – 640
School of Health Sciences – 199
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 317
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 666
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 295
Other departments – 35

Downloads

Last month, in November, there were a total of 4057 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 17.12.2020.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.47 – November 2020)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4203 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/979052 = UPADHYAY, A., MASSIE, S. and CLOGHER, S. 2020. Case-based approach to automated natural language generation for obituaries. In Watson, I. and Weber, R. (eds.) Case-based reasoning research and development: proceedings of the 28th International conference on case-based reasoning research and development (ICCBR 2020), 8-12 June 2020, Salamanca, Spain [virtual conference]. Lecture notes in computer science, 12311. Cham: Springer [online], pages 279-294. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58342-2_18

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 626
Gray’s School of Art – 262
Law School – 180
School of Applied Social Studies – 161
School of Computing – 544
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 475
School of Engineering – 612
School of Health Sciences – 187
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 311
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 656
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 286
Other departments – 30

Downloads

Last month, in October, there were a total of 3617 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 25.11.2020.

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.46 – October 2020)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

The Publications Team are still working from home; however, we are hoping to begin offering monthly virtual training sessions on the use of Worktribe’s Outputs module, starting in November. These sessions will be hosted on an invite-only basis, but if you are keen to sign up for one please get in touch!

Also, in case you missed it, you might be interested in reading our Open Access Week blog post. It highlights a number of resources for materials that have been made openly available and which may be useful for your studies or research.

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4148 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/968524 = MABON, L., KAWABE, M., HUANG, Y.-C., MOLLER, L., GU, J., WAKAMORI, D., NARITA, K., ITO, T., MATSUMOTO, A., NIIZEKI, K., SUZUKI, S. and WATANABE, M. 2020. Inherent resilience, major marine environmental change and revitalisation of coastal communities in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction [online], 51, article ID 101852. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101852

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 626
Gray’s School of Art – 262
Law School – 180
School of Applied Social Studies – 161
School of Computing – 544
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 475
School of Engineering – 612
School of Health Sciences – 187
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 311
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 656
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 286
Other departments – 30

Downloads

Last month, in September, there were a total of 2977 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 28.10.2020.

Open Access Week 2020

Welcome to OAW2020!

As many of you may know, towards the end of October each year we usually celebrate International Open Access Week. This event is also celebrated by many other people and institutions around the world, and it aims to raise awareness of the importance of Open Access within the research landscape.

What is Open Access?

As a reminder, Open Access means making the results of research as widely available, as easily accessible and as flexibly reusable as possible. Traditionally, research has been shared largely in the form of pay-to-read books and journals, distributed under strict copyright rules that limit what people can do with the material that they have paid to read. When something is made open access, it means that it is permanently free to read and is also accompanied by more liberal permissions for how the material can be used. You can read more about Open Access in our guide on the basics.

Open Access is incredibly important for everyone. From the perspective of researchers, it means that their work is more likely to be read, cited and used, which means that their research is likely to be more impactful. It also means that it is far easier for researchers to share their results with each other, rapidly accelerating the speed of progress in advancing knowledge and understanding of complex issues. This is why, for example, most publishers agreed to make all COVID-19 research open access (though only temporarily) – to hasten the development of a vaccine.

From the perspective of other people, Open Access makes it possible for high quality research to more easily affect practical applications, such as helping to improve fitness coaching, environmental policy or fire safety. It is particularly useful for individuals, institutions or countries with limited financial resources, who might otherwise not be able to pay for access to traditionally-published research.

What are RGU doing to celebrate OAW2020?

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for the Publications Team to work from home, we have not been able to prepare any special events for this week – nor will we be touring the campus to hand out free food as we have done in previous years. However, we hope to use this blog post to raise awareness of Open Access within the RGU community, and to point people in the direction of some open access resources that you might find interesting or useful.

The resources below are split up into three sections: browser extensions, general databases and subject-specific databases.

Browser ExtensionDescription
Open Access ButtonEnter the details of an article on the Open Access Button website, or simply click on the browser extension icon (on Chrome or Firefox) when viewing the page for an article. This resource will then search thousands of sources to try and find a free and legal copy of the full text for you. If it cannot find such a copy for you, it will also start a request that can be sent directly to the author of the article.
UnpaywallClick on the browser extension icon (on Chrome or Firefox) when viewing the page for an article. This resource will then search the Unpaywall database for a free and legal copy of the full text for you.
General DatabaseDescription
DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)The DOAB aims to increase the discoverability of open access books. You can use the DOAB website to search or browse for openly available books, linking from the directory to the publisher’s website, where you can then read the books for free!
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)The DOAJ aims to host a curated list of high quality, peer-reviewed open access journals. You can use the DOAJ website to search or browse for open access journals and articles, linking from the directory to the publisher’s website, where you can then read the journal content for free!
EThOSEThOS is the British Library’s database of doctoral theses written at institutions across the United Kingdom. Many of these theses are available for immediate download from the EThOS website, which harvests content from open access institutional repositories.
OpenAIR@RGUOpenAIR is the open access institutional repository for RGU, which currently holds over four thousand outputs such as book chapters, conference papers and journal articles. While it includes some embargoed content (which will eventually become open access), most of the outputs are available for immediate download from the OpenAIR website.
OpenAIRENot to be confused with OpenAIR@RGU, OpenAIRE is the European repository for research, harvesting content from open access institutional repositories across Europe (including the United Kingdom). You can search the OpenAIRE Explore website for over 116 million publications, over 14 million datasets and almost 200,000 pieces of researcher-developed software, all of which are openly accessible and reusable.
Subject-Specific DatabaseDescription
arXivarXiv is a database of freely-available working papers and pre-prints in various mathematics-focused fields, such as physics, computer science, quantitative finance and electrical engineering.
Free Music ArchiveThe FMA is a curated database of high-quality, legal audio downloads. Every audio file in the library has clear information about how it can be reused.
Nature CommunicationsThis journal provides open access to all its contents, publishing high impact research from all areas of the natural sciences.
Wellcome Open ResearchThis database has been provided by the Wellcome Trust have provided this database to make it easier for Wellcome-funded researchers in various health sciences to share their results, even ahead of publication.
World Bank Open Knowledge RepositoryThe OKR is a database of over 31,000 open access publications from the World Bank Group, on many different subjects associated with economics and international development.

We hope that you enjoy exploring these resources and reading about Open Access. If you have any questions or would like to know more about how RGU supports Open Access, please get in touch with the Publications Team and we will be happy to provide more information!

OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.45 – September 2020)

Welcome to the latest update on RGU’s open access institutional repository, OpenAIR. If you have any suggestions for things that you would like to see in these monthly updates, or if you have any questions about the repository service, please get in touch with the Publications Team.

News

We wish all staff and students a positive start to the new academic year, with an especial welcome to any people for whom this will be their first academic year at RGU. The Publications Team are still working from home and we do not yet have an update on when we may be able to offer training on the use of Worktribe’s Outputs module. We are also not intending to run any events for the annual “Open Access Week” this year, as we have not had sufficient time or resources to be able to run anything online. We apologise for this continued inconvenience.

Although we will not be present on campus during Open Access Week, you can still contact us with any questions or consult our online researcher guides for various information. You may particularly want to read the following guides:

Content

OpenAIR currently contains 4102 outputs. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following:

  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/965220 = HENDERSON, L., BAIN, H., ALLAN, E. and KENNEDY, C. 2020. Integrated health and social care in the community: a critical integrative review of the experiences and wellbeing needs of service users and their families. Health and Social Care in the Community [online], (accepted).
  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/951677 = AGOURIS, I., KOUMOULLIS, H., ATHANASOPOULOS, T. and PARSON, S. 2020. The application of 3D motion analysis in surgical evaluation and training: a pilot study. British Journal of Surgery [online], 107(Sup 3): special Issue of abstracts and presentations from the Association of surgeons in training (ASiT) international surgical conference, 6-8th March 2020, Birmingham, UK, page 171. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11642
  • https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/962219 = MAUGHAN, P., MACFARLANE, N. and SWINTON, P. [2020]. Relationship between subjective, and external, training load variables in youth soccer players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance [online], (accepted).

Each School is currently linked to the following number of outputs on OpenAIR:

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Aberdeen Business School – 619
Gray’s School of Art – 263
Law School – 180
School of Applied Social Studies – 161
School of Computing – 537
School of Creative and Cultural Business – 472
School of Engineering – 595
School of Health Sciences – 186
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice – 305
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – 651
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment – 285
Other departments – 26

Downloads

Last month, in August, there were a total of 2915 downloads from OpenAIR. The most-downloaded items were:

The above data were gathered on 29.09.2020.