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Usage statistics for March 2014 

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Total number of items in the UWE Research Repository: 17,747
Total number of full text items in the UWE Research Repository: 3,673
Percentage of full text items in the UWE Research Repository: 21%

Total number of full text items in the UWE Research Repository that are available to the public: 2,171
Percentage of full text items in the UWE Research Repository that are available to the public: 12%

Total number of unique visitors this month: 12,086
Total number of downloads this month: 35,882


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Download Index†


Braun, Virginia and Clarke, Victoria (2006) Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3 (2). pp. 77-101. ISSN 1478-0887




Sánchez Moreno, A. d. l. P. and Martinez, G. J. (2011) Problemáticas en las búsquedas de información por internet con fines académicos / Issues searching Internet information for academic purposes. In: I Congreso Internacional De Educación Universitaria Y Prácticas Educativas Innovadoras, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, September, 2011




McCartan, K. (2008) Current understandings of paedophilia and the resulting crisis in modern society. In: Caroll, J. and Alena, M., eds. Psychological Sexual Dysfunctions. Nova Biomedical, New York, pp. 51-84. ISBN 9781604560480




Clarke, V. and Braun, V. (2013) Teaching thematic analysis: Overcoming challenges and developing strategies for effective learning. The Psychologist, 26 (2). pp. 120-123. ISSN 0952-8229




French, R. and Simpson, P. (2010) The 'work group': Redressing the balance in Bion's Experiences in Groups. Human Relations, 63 (12). pp. 1859-1878. ISSN 0018-7267




Treffers-Daller, J. (2010) Borrowing. In: Fried, M., Ostman, J. and Verschueren, J., eds. Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights 6. John Benjamins. ISBN 978 90 272 0783 8




Clarke, V. and Braun, V. (2013) Successful qualitative research: A practical guide for beginners. London: Sage. ISBN 9781847875815




Pollard, K. (2011) Interprofessional working and public involvement in research. In: International Health Forum, 25th May 2011, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.




Clarke, V. (2010) Review of the book "Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: Theory, Method and Research". Psychology Learning & Teaching, 9 (1). pp. 57-56.




Edwards, G. and Gill, R. (2012) Transformational leadership across hierarchical levels in UK manufacturing organizations. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 33 (1). pp. 25-50. ISSN 0143-7739



† Downloads per day since the article was deposited 
green = higher place than last month
amber = no change
red = lower place than last month
blue = new entry
purple = re-entry

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Research Bulletin 

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If you've enjoyed reading our blog over the past fortnight, and learning more about some of the work that the Repository Team have been up to recently, you may also be interested in reading our current Research Bulletin.

The Research Bulletin showcases some of the Library Research and Knowledge Exchange Teams (of which the Repository Team are a part) most recent work. This includes some of the work featured on the blog, such as the UWE Research Repository Annual Report, but also looks at the wider picture.

There are short features on the Open Access button, Cameron Neylon’s recent talk at UWE on Publishing in the 21st Century, and Article Processing Charges (APCs), including where to go to learn more about APC funding for RCUK funded works. If you are a member of UWE staff, you can read the full Bulletin at Alternatively, e-mail us at for a copy.

Tell us what you think! 

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The Repository Team have put together a short survey for those who have attended a Staff Profiles or Research Repository Training session. The aim is to find out:
  • How useful you found the session/s
  • What you will do with the information you learnt at the session
  • Where you think you could have acquired this information if you hadn't attended the session

If you have previously attended a training session but have not completed the survey, you can access it online at

We will also be sending a follow-up survey to attendees at our training sessions six months after the initial session, to find out if you have used the information you learnt, and what the long-term effects of these sessions are.

Add your research to the UWE Research Repository posters 

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Do you need a quick reminder of how to add research to the UWE Research Repository? Or an easy way to tell colleagues about it?

How about using one of our posters as a quick-glance reminder?

You can find a poster for adding journal articles and a poster for adding other types of research on the Repository Help pages.

Open Access in the Humanities 

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On February 19th, UKSG ran a webinar entitled “Open Access in the Humanities”. The speaker was Dr Rupert Gatti, Director of Open Book Publishers.

The webinar focussed on how the Open Access (OA) landscape in the arts, humanities and social sciences is somewhat different to that in the sciences, and what can be done help those publishing in this area. For example, whilst most research output in areas such as economics is journal articles, subjects such as English and French publish 30-40% of their research output as books.

Concerning journals, whilst many OA journals in the sciences charge article processing charges (APCs), where you pay to publish an article, most humanities journals don’t do this. For example, in literature 93% of journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) don’t charge APCs. However, this doesn’t mean that open access journals don’t exist in the humanities – within DOAJ, approximately 45% of the journals are humanities based. The difference is that journals are often not published by commercial publishers. In history for example, universities publish approximately 50% of the journals.

Models are also starting to exist where researchers can publish their books on open access. Open Book Publishers carry out blind peer review, and then publish academic books in an open access format, where you can read the full HTML text for free online. However, if you require a PDF, hardback or paperback copy you can pay to have this format.

One benefit of having your book online is that you can embed video and audio into your work, for example by adding a YouTube video. Related to this, readers are also able to openly comment on and react to your work, creating a meaningful interaction between the author and the reader.

Starting to make books openly available in this way is also important to ensure the visibility of the research. With the current publishing model, book prices are high, but book sales are low. This means that very little of the research getting done is being seen, and may be one reason one the humanities in the US and UK only receive 1% of government funding.

If you would like to read some open access books, there are services that provide links to these, such as Open Edition Books and DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books).

If you would like to learn more about open access publishing for books or journal articles, please do e-mail us at