SOAR (Scholarly Open Access at Rutgers) was developed in response to Rutgers’ Open Access Policy which was passed by the University Senate in October 2012 and took effect on September 1, 2015.
The purpose of open access is to make the results of your research globally accessible, fostering useful collaborations and further studies. NIH has required open access of articles resulting from NIH-funded research since 2008; now Rutgers University is implementing a broadly similar requirement and has made it quite easy to take advantage. In common with NIH/PubMed Central, you can deposit your work yourself or you assign a delegate to handle it for you.
If you want to learn more about Open Access in general and Rutgers’ policy in particular, you are encouraged to attend an Open Access Symposium on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m at the Susan L. Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research, Seminar Room 202, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Busch Campus. Learn more about the symposium here.
Visit http://soar.libraries.rutgers.edu/ for more information and to deposit your scholarly work.