About Us

It is our mission to further Oxford University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Working in partnership

Oxford Journals is working with over 100 society partners to maximize the global reach of journals published by us on their behalf. Oxford also engage with librarians through advisory groups and other means to ensure that Oxford continue to meet their changing needs.

Oxford endeavour to provide their authors with an excellent level of service, including licences which allow their research to be as widely disseminated as possible.

Providing quality and value

An integral part of Oxford scholarly mission is to publish journals of the highest quality, which is demonstrated by their impact factor rankings. According to the 2007 Journal Citation Reports, one fifth of the titles are in the top 10% and over two thirds in the top 50% of their subject category. Oxford journals are great value as well as high quality. LISU’s 2007 study of eleven leading publishers reveals that in 2006 Oxford Journals had the lowest price per page and the lowest price per point of impact factor.


Oxford University Press is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence

We have an incredibly diverse publishing programme, which often surprises people who are expecting a traditional university press offering.

We publish in many countries, in more than 40 languages, and in a variety of formats–print and digital.

Our products cover an extremely broad academic and educational spectrum, and we aim to make our content available to our users in whichever format suits them best.

We publish for all audiences–from pre-school to secondary level schoolchildren; students to academics; general readers to researchers; individuals to institutions.

As a department of the University of Oxford our worldwide publishing furthers the University’s objectives of excellence in scholarship, research, and education. Our main criteria when evaluating a new title for publication are its quality and whether it supports those aims of furthering education and disseminating knowledge.

Our Publishing

We publish globally for a range of audiences, across a multitude of cultures, education systems, and languages

We publish more than 6,000 titles a year worldwide, in a variety of formats.

Our range includes dictionaries, English language teaching materials, children’s books, journals, scholarly monographs, printed music, higher education textbooks, and schoolbooks.

Many of these titles are created specifically for local markets and are published by our regional publishing branches. We sell more than 110 million units each year, and most of those sales are outside the UK.

Our publications regularly win prizes and awards at national and international level.

We also look beyond traditional publishing to develop new ways of supporting our customers. A few examples of this include: