Times Higher Education now available online

The library is pleased to announce that we now have an institutional subscription to the Times Higher Education website.

This will give you access to all the articles on the web, the digital edition of the magazine, the rankings and associated information.

To register simply go to the website: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/, click the person icon, choose the register link, and then set up your account using your RGU email address (this is essential to make sure your account links up and gives you full access).

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 publications@rgu.ac.uk.

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 (publications@rgu.ac.uk) with any queries.


The repository currently contains 2,728 records. Some examples of recent additions to the repository include the following outputs:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2878 = 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:

  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/918 = IRVING, I. 2013. Curating as practice and profession: an exploration and definition of a contemporary independent curator. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. (213 downloads)
  • http://hdl.handle.net/10059/373 = 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).