OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.28 – April 2019)

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

Service Updates

The Publications Team are continuing to gradually migrate our internal records and repository records to the Worktribe research information system. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this transition period and we will continue to keep you updated of our progress. If you have any questions, please contact the Publications Team.


The repository currently contains 3,261 links between Schools and outputs (some records are linked to multiple Schools and therefore included in this figure more than once). Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • = APOSTOLAKI, S., AKINSETE, E., TSANI, S., KOUNDOURI, P., PITTIS, N. and LEVANTIS, E. 2019. Assessing the effectiveness of the WFD as a tool to address different levels of water scarcity based on two case studies of the Mediterranean region. Water [online], 11(4), article ID 840. Available from:
  • = DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., PAINELLI, V.D.S., HEMINGWAY, B.S., MAZZOLANI, B., SMAIRA, F.I., SAUNDERS, B., ARTIOLI, G.G. and GUALANO, B. 2019. A systematic risk assessment and meta-analysis on the use of oral ß-alanine supplementation. Advances in Nutrition [online], Advanced Articles. Available from:

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 16,137 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = CLEVERLEY, P.H. 2017. Re-examining and re-conceptualising enterprise search and discovery capability: towards a model for the factors and generative mechanisms for search task outcomes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (317 downloads)
  • = CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (257 downloads)
  • = MACKIE, G.E. 2014. The influencing effect of socialization agents on male children’s sportsware choice decisions: a study of 8-11 year old male reactions to mother versus peer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (238 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (29.04.2019).