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Accepted manuscript

Author's original version

  •  The un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission of the article to the journal
  •  Synonyms: pre-print, submitted manuscript, e-print

Batch load import*


  • In the context of SOAR, a bitstream is a document (i.e., full-text PDF) associated with an item in a repository.


    Standardized way to grant copyright permission,

  •     BY (CC): Credit must be given to the creator
  •     CC No-derivatives (ND): No adaptations of work may be created
  •     CC Non-commercial (NC): The work may not be used for commercial purposes
  •     CC Share Alike (SA): Adaptations must be shared under the same terms as applied to the original work
  •     CC0: Work is in the public domain, no license is applied


A group of items in within a communities. Functionally, it is the most specific grouping - a collection will be added to the community when there are no more sub-groupings e.g., Doctoral Degree Granting Institutions (community) > Upstate Medical University (community) > College of Graduate Studies (Community) > Scholarly Publications by Department (Community) > Cell and Developmental Biology (collection).

Community (and Sub-community)*


CSV validation*

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

Dublin Core (dc) Metadata Element Set


  • The un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission of the article to the journal
  • Synonyms: pre-print, submitted manuscript, author's original version

Gold open access

Green open access

Institutional repository (IR)


Open access

  • The free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.



Post print


Published version


    Database of citations from biomedical literature from the NIH

PubMed Central


  • Depositing a free copy of an electronic document online in order to provide open access to it. Submitting works to SOAR is an example of self-archiving. Also called "green open access." Self-archiving may be done in an institutional repository, a disciplinary archive, general archive (i.e., arXiv), the author's website, etc.,

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Version of record

XLS import forms*

  • Available to SOAR administrators. The import forms dictate how the submission process takes place. This is where fields in the submission forms are added or subtracted, option lists are managed, etc.
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Zip Upload

  • Available to SOAR administrators.  Method for importing multiple full-text documents to SOAR. This file must be uploaded before the metadata file (.csv or zipped .saf) is uploaded.
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* Specific to DSpace / OpenRepository