The Rutgers Open Access Policy stipulates that all Rutgers scholars deposit a legal copy of each article (or other work covered by the policy), at the time of acceptance for publication by visiting the SOAR (Scholarly Open Access at Rutgers) website. SOAR may be accessed at

This allows Rutgers scholarship to be disseminated widely, increasing its visibility to a global readership as well as allows increased impact for the author and for Rutgers. The focus of the policy is to ensure that Rutgers scholarship will be open access to the extent possible.

The policy is now in effect as of September 1, 2015.

Deposit your work

SOAR is a service of RUcore, the Rutgers Community Repository; RUcore is developed and maintained by the Rutgers University Libraries of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

What is open access?

A simple Wikipedia definition of open access states: “Open access (OA) means unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research.”