OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.16 – April 2018)


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

REF Open Access Compliance

In the publications team’s latest compliance check (using data extracted on 2018-04-12), RGU as a whole is currently 84% compliant.

Please can all researchers ensure that 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 2,728 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = FEALY, G., HEGARTY, J.-M., MCNAMARA, M., CASEY, M., O’LEARY, D., KENNEDY, C., O’REILLY, P., O’CONNELL, R., BRADY, A.-M. and NICHOLSON, E. [2018]. Discursive constructions of professional identity in policy and regulatory discourse. Journal of advanced nursing [online], (accepted).

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 14, 735 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:



The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (213 downloads)
  • = TAYLOR, R.F. 2009. Creating connections: an investigation into the first year experience of undergraduate nursing students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (211 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (27.04.2018).