Who we are
Oxford Journals is a division of Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest and most successful university press in the world, with offices in over 50 countries. We offer an innovative, high-quality publishing service and pride ourselves on our close and transparent relationship with societies worldwide.
Oxford Journals publishes 250 journals, two-thirds of which are published on behalf of learned societies. We are committed to ensuring the widest possible dissemination of the material we publish and to delivering unparalleled service to our partners. We believe that publishing high-quality society journals is central to fulfilling our mission, and our strong academic values are reflected in every aspect of the service we provide.
We are small enough to offer flexibility and personal attention, and big enough to deliver global reach, technical innovation, and excellence. As a result, we are able to ensure competitive financial returns on your journal.
Profit for purpose
Oxford University Press furthers Oxford University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The Press shares the University’s status as a charity: we have no shareholders, so our strategy is not driven by shareholder values.
Any financial surplus is applied in the pursuit of the educational and scholarly objectives of the University and the Press, either through financial returns to our society partners, reinvestment in our publishing programmes, or the transfer of funds to the University. We bring an ethical approach to our publishing and policies, and approach our work with a strong sense of fair play.
These attributes, combined with our strong commercial awareness, give us a clear business advantage in the current academic market. Furthermore, our collaborative approach actively engages researchers, authors, and librarians in the process of research dissemination.