Touro Scholar Policies

Mission Statement

Touro Scholar is an online institutional repository supporting the research and teaching mission of Touro College & University System (including New York Medical College). It is intended to both preserve and promote the research and scholarship of the Touro community to the wider public. The Touro College & University System Libraries maintain this repository.

Access Policy

Touro Scholar is an open access repository. This means that most material in the repository will be freely available to the public, with many items openly licensed to remix, reuse, and redistribute. Some material may not immediately be freely available due to publisher embargoes, copyright, or other issues. Some access is restricted to Touro College & University System member use.

Content Policy

Content is restricted to works that fall within the faculty, staff, or student’s scope of research, scholarship, creative work being conducted, or field of study being pursued at the Touro College & University System. Campus policies on materials accepted are subject to change. Email for more information.

Examples of eligible material include:

  • Abstracts published in scholarly/academic journals
  • Conference/symposium articles in published proceedings
  • Articles in scholarly/academic/professional journals
  • Published books (authored/edited)
  • Published book chapters (authored/edited)
  • Published book/film reviews in academic publications
  • Creative works – curated or published; not self-published (poetry, novels, short stories, published plays, art exhibits, musical scores and choreographed dance, audiovisuals)
  • Published encyclopedia entries (excluding Wikipedia)
  • Letters to the editor, if published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Data sets and other supplements for published materials
  • Student works submitted by department heads
    • Master’s theses
    • Capstone papers
    • Poster presentations
    • Doctoral dissertations
  • Department-published journals
  • Poster presentations
  • Presentation slides from conferences or professional organization meetings (i. e. APTA Combined Sections Meeting)
  • Doctoral dissertations
  • Campus-specific submissions