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SOAR User Manual

About SOAR

SOAR (Scholarly Open Access at Rutgers) is an institutional repository where Rutgers researchers can deposit their scholarly works and discover works authored by other Rutgers scholars. SOAR was developed in response to the Rutgers Open Access Policy for the purpose of showcasing and providing free public access to Rutgers research and scholarship. Works deposited by authors are made available through the SOAR research portal and indexed by Google and other search engines where they can be discovered and read by researchers worldwide.

Types of content archived in SOAR include, but are not limited to:

  • Journal articles (pre- and post-print)
  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Book chapters
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Reviews
  • Presentations
  • Patents
  • Technical reports
  • Datasets
  • Creative works

Benefits for Researchers

Depositing your work in SOAR:

  • Makes it openly accessible to researchers and scholars around the world
  • Increases its visibility, use, and impact
  • Allows it to be discoverable by search engines such as Google and Google Scholar
  • Preserves it on a secure server with a persistent URL to ensure permanent access
  • Helps fulfill funder and institutional mandates regarding open access

Getting Started with SOAR


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