Welcome to the thirty-first monthly update on OpenAIR@RGU – RGU’s open access institutional repository. Please direct any queries to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Publications Team have finished migrating our internal records to the Worktribe research information system and are now focusing on tidying these before we begin rolling out training for researchers on how to use the new system. Meanwhile, we are continuing to work on migrating our repository records to Worktribe as well. 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 3,465 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:
http://hdl.handle.net/10059/3551 = SEDDIKI, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Barrières à l’utilisation des méthodes d’aide à la décision murltcirétres dans le secteur de la construction en Algérie. Presented at the Colloque international sur les villes intelligentes (CIVIC 2018), 6-8 November 2018, Constantine, Algeria. Constantine: Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University Salah Boubnider [online]. Available from: https://ruralm.hypotheses.org/files/2018/04/colloque_18_3_.pdf
Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR:
This month, there have been a total of 13,064 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:
http://hdl.handle.net/10059/234 = CONNON, N.G. 2007. Factors impacting on technology acceptance for the micro/SME electronics retailer. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (212 downloads)
http://hdl.handle.net/10059/792 = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (211 downloads)
http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2403 = 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. (200 downloads)
The above data were correct at the time of writing (30.07.2019).
Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, an international consortium of research funders. Plan S requires that, from 2021, scientific publications that result from research funded by public grants must be published in compliant Open Access journals or platforms. Read more from cOALition S.
While the Open Access and Open Science debate is largely a settled one, reactions from the research community and publishers to Plan S have been mixed. This is a short bibliography of articles from academic journals from 2019, most of which are accessible, offering contemporary commentary, explanations and interpretations of Plan S. Follow the links to article content.
Vitae in partnership with UKRIO have been commissioned by Research England, on behalf of UKRI to undertake a study about research integrity.
This project (a landscape study) will consider
the effects of incentives in the research system on researcher behaviour in the context of research integrity,
how these incentives are perceived by different stakeholders, and
the impact of these incentives on researcher behaviour and organisational practices more broadly.
Stage 1 of the project includes two workshops: King’s College London on 18th July (pm); and University of Manchester on August 9th (pm) and aimed at researchers across all career stages, disciplines and types of institution. The workshops are an important opportunity to inform the design of a large-scale researcher survey in the autumn and the ongoing literature review.
Following the publication of the consultation report on the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, Vitae has produced a handy set of summary slides
The slides provide a bitesize summary of the consultation outcomes, including next steps, for researchers and those supporting them at RGU, to keep up to date with progress around the revision of the Concordat. Click on the images to enlarge or view the slideshow.