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Payment Terms

Full pre-payment in the correct currency is required for all orders: USD ($) for orders delivered to USA or Canada; EUR (€) for orders delivered within Europe (excluding UK); GBP (£) for orders delivered elsewhere.

The following methods of payment are accepted:

Discount To Agents

Agents may deduct 5% from all institutional and corporate prices quoted online. Please note that this discount is not applicable if payment is made by credit or debit card. Orders from subscription agents for personal rate subscriptions are not accepted.

Please note that full end-user address information is required for all orders, even if delivery is made to a consolidated shipping address.


The UK VAT number of Oxford University Press (full official title “The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford”) is GB 125506730. Please use this number for all paperwork relating to transactions with a tax point in the EU.

For tax purposes, combined subscriptions are divided into a 65% print element and a 35% online element.

From 1 January 2015 the VAT rules in Europe change. This affects customers for online products in the EU not in the UK who have not provided a VAT number. For payments received by 31 December 2014, UK VAT will apply to the online element of subscriptions. For payments received after that, the local rate applicable in each of the 27 EU countries will apply.

On the print element, non-VAT-registered customers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden will pay tax at their local rate, while customers elsewhere in the EU will pay the UK zero rate.

Customers in certain US states where OUP has nexus may be subject to US sales tax. Please provide a copy of any exemption certificate you hold otherwise sales tax will be added to the print and/or online element of any subscription according to state rules. The states where tax is currently charged are: Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington. OUP also has nexus in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin but journal subscriptions are currently considered exempt in these states, though other products may be subject to tax.

All subscriptions in Canada are subject to GST on the print element and to GST/HST on the online element.

Institutional Online Access

Institutional subscriptions include access to content from 1996 to the present day and perpetual access is granted to the years in which a subscription was purchased.

Online access includes:

Full details of the Oxford Journals Institutional Site licence can be found here.

Personal Rate Subscriptions

Personal rates are applicable only when a subscription is for individual use and are not available if delivery is made to a corporate address. By purchasing subscriptions at this rate you are representing to Oxford Journals that the journal will be used only for personal, non-commercial purposes. Oxford Journals reserves its right to take appropriate action to recover any losses arising from any intended or unintended misrepresentation.

Personal print subscriptions include free online access to content from 1996 onwards (where available). Access to all content ceases upon expiration of the subscription.

Please note: Many Oxford Journals titles offer special member and student rates alongside institutional subscriptions. Please see individual titles for details.


All prices include standard delivery. Please allow at least 10 working days for delivery within Europe and USA and 21 working days for the rest of the world. Dispatch dates for recently published issues can be viewed here.

Claims Policy

All claims for missing print issues should be made within four months of publication or date of order (whichever is later). Claims can be submitted here.

Cancellation Policy

All orders are regarded as firm and subscription payments are not refundable after the first issue has been dispatched or online access has been activated.


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