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SOAR User Manual

What is open access?

Open access is a model of scholarly publishing that makes research findings available to readers at no cost, as opposed to the traditional subscription model in which readers must pay for access via a subscription. The primary benefit of open access is that it enables the results of scholarly research to be disseminated more rapidly and widely thereby increasing its visibility and impact. For more information about open access, watch this brief introductory video:

Rutgers Open Access Policy

The Rutgers Open Access Policy, effective September 1, 2015, stipulates that all Rutgers faculty, doctoral students, and post-doctoral researchers deposit in SOAR a copy of each scholarly article produced while at Rutgers at the time of its acceptance for publication.


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