OpenAIR@RGU – monthly update (no.24 – December 2018)

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


The repository currently contains 3,100 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:

  • = POHL, F. and KONG THOO LIN, P. 2018. The potential use of plant natural products and plant extracts with antioxidant properties for the prevention/treatment of neurodegenerative diseases: in vitro, in vivo and clinical trials. Molecules [online], 23(12), article ID 3283. Available from:
  • Each School currently has the following number of records on OpenAIR (research data is in a separate diagram):201812_OpenAIR_Content201812_OpenAIR_Data


    This month, there have been a total of 13,858 downloads from OpenAIR. The most downloaded items include:

  • = DAKUP, K., FULFORD, H. and SUTHERLAND, B., 2014. Investigating the adoption of sustainable green initiatives in Scottish food and drink SMEs. In: B. GALBRAITH, ed. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on innovation and entrepreneurship (ECIE), 18-19 September 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Reading: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd [online], pages 507-513. Available from: (248 downloads)

The most downloaded theses this month include:

  • = MACKIE, G.E. 2014. The influencing effect of socialization agents on male children’s sportswear choice decisions: a study of 8-11 year old male reactions to mother versus peers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (254 downloads)
  • = LAING, A.F. 2008. Bookselling culture and consumer behaviour: marketing strategies and responses in traditional and online environments. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis (211 downloads)
  • = ROBERTSON, D.M. 2012. Critical thinking and clinical reasoning in new graduate occupational therapists: a phenomenological study. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (203 downloads)

The above data were correct at the time of writing (20.12.2018).

Planned Network Maintenance

Please be aware that IT will be performing network maintenance between 7am – 8am on 06/12/2018.

This will most likely result in two very short periods (around 5 minutes each) of network/internet downtime within this time frame, so please be aware of this if you are in the library between 7am – 8am.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.