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:

  • = ROYLE, J. and LAING, A., 2014. The digital marketing skills gap: developing a digital marketer model for the communication industries. International Journal of Information Management [online], 34(2), 65-73. Available from: (280 downloads)201803_Altmetric_Royle_Digital
  • = 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. (227 downloads)

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).

First Aberdeen Industrial Action – Mini Bus Service

First Bus industrial action will continue this week – revised timetables can be found here

To help with evening travel to and from RGU the University Estates department will be running a complimentary mini bus service. This will depart from the  ABS car park to Schoolhill only leaving at 20.30, 21.00, 21.30 & 22.00 Monday to Friday.