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Research Publications

Our research publications are searchable in our OpenAir Repository.

Research Magazine

The new RGU Research Magazine is an exclusively online and interactive publication which intends to highlight the latest developments in research and innovation at the University. Inside you’ll find captivating stories, videos, and insights from a range of different schools and academics.

If you have any news or feedback for the Communications team regarding the new RGU Research Magazine, please contact them via

Open Air

OpenAIRis the Robert Gordon University Open Access Institutional Repository. Operational since 2006, it contains the full text of high quality research publications produced by staff and research students at RGU.

The content includes:

  • Artefacts, designs and exhibitions
  • Books and book chapters
  • Conference papers
  • Journal articles
  • Reports
  • Research data
  • Theses

A full list of the types of content is available in the repository policy.

OpenAIR enables the University’s researchers to meet the Open Access requirements of funders and the REF, reinforced by the University’s own Open Access mandate

Contact the OpenAIR team

Further information

Publications and other research outputs can be added to OpenAIR after being recorded in the “Outputs” module of Worktribe, the University’s research information system. The Publications Team provide training for researchers on how to use Worktribe Outputs. A list of upcoming training sessions is available online:


Starts: Wednesday 27 March 2024

This conference brings together academics and practitioners to explore the opportunities and challenges of AI in legal practice. The conference will feature presentations by leading experts in the field, including academic researchers and practitioners who have experience working with AI in legal practice.


Published: Thursday 01 February 2024

Writing in the Press & Journal, RGU Chancellor's Fellow, Dr William Ball, highlights how society has the power to change the circumstances of children, as increasing numbers of young people present with more complex mental health needs than ever before...


Published: Wednesday 06 December 2023

Elsa Cox, Development Manager at RGU Orkney, has been setting out some of the work taking place at the University's island base through a blog for University Alliance...

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