OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.15 – March 2018)


Welcome to the fifteenth monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at

REF Open Access requirements

This is a reminder for all researchers: you must ensure your journal articles and conference papers are sent to the Library’s Publications Team within three months of being accepted for publication, in order to comply with the Open Access deposit requirements of REF2021. Please contact the Publications Team with any queries.


The repository currently contains 2,677 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

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 13,377 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

The most downloaded theses this month include:


  • = PRICE, J.F.R. 2016. The discourse of cultural leadership. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (358 downloads)
  • = IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (181 downloads)
  • = DAPAR, M.P. 2012. An investigation of the structures and processes of pharmacist prescribing in Great Britain: a mixed methods approach. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (179 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.03.2018).

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