REF Open Access Compliance
The REF (“Research Excellence Framework”) is a national assessment of university research capabilities, which has a direct impact on the amount of funding we receive. The next REF exercise will be happening in 2021, looking at research produced between 2014 and 2020. As all of our research staff should know, REF2021 has explicit requirements for certain types of research output to be made open access within three months of being accepted for publication – further details of these requirements can be found on our researcher guides.
In the publications team’s latest compliance check (using data extracted on 2018-02-06), RGU as a whole is currently 82% compliant. It is very important that researchers ensure all their outputs are compliantly deposited in OpenAIR by contacting the publications team as soon as possible after acceptance for publication.
The repository currently contains 2,625 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2780 = GIBSON SMITH, K., BOOTH, J.L., STEWART, D., PFLEGER, S., MCIVER, L. and MACLURE, K. 2017. Supporting shared decision-making and people’s understanding of medicines: an exploration of the acceptability and comprehensibility of patient information. Pharmacy practice [online], 15(4), article ID 1082. Available from: https://doi.org/10.18549/PharmPract.2017.04.1082
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2779 = VERTIGANS, S. 2015. Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. Human figurations [online], 4(1), article 4. Available from: https://doi.org/2027/spo.11217607.0004.104
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2778 = CUNNINGHAM, J. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2018. Inspired or foolhardy: sensemaking, confidence and entrepreneurs’ decision-making. Group decision and negotiation [online], First Online. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-018-9563-0
Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):
This month, there have been a total of 12,881 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1015 = YOUNG, W., HWANG, K., MCDONALD, S. and OATES, C.J. 2010. Sustainable consumption: green consumer behaviour when purchasing products. Sustainable Development [online], 18(1), pages 20-31. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/sd.394 (891 downloads)
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/489 = KOKOLI, A.M. 2002. The cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe: towards a feminist remodelling of (meta)history. In-Between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism, 11(1), pages 55-70. (299 downloads)
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/878 = SPICKER, P. 2007. The ethics of policy research. Evidence and Policy [online], 3(1), pages 99-118. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/174426407779702148 (263 downloads)
The most downloaded theses this month include:
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1450 = PRICE, J.F.R. 2016. The discourse of cultural leadership. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (334 downloads)
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/373 = TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first-year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (193 downloads)
- http://hdl.handle.net/10059/918 = IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (187 downloads)
The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.02.2018).