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.
We currently 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. Just a few examples include:
- offering support to teachers
- delivering digital learning and assessment platforms, such as Oxfordenglishtesting.com
- creating online research tools, such as Oxford Bibliographies Online, that enable students and researchers to find relevant content quickly and easily
- providing freely available digital language resources on www.oxforddictionaries.com