Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.
Most of these publications are produced by the two major publishing centres, in Oxford and New York, but there are additional publishing programmes in many countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, China, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain. Some of the titles published are targeted directly at local communities, but many of them, particularly those from Oxford and New York, are sold around the world.
OUP is governed by the Delegates of the Press who are appointed from the academic staff of the University. The Delegates are responsible for determining policy, meeting fortnightly during term-time under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor. They are actively involved in the publishing programme: all books are referred to them for approval and individual Delegates maintain a dialogue with editors in their specialist subject areas.
Key to OUP's continuing development are the talent and dedication of staff worldwide. OUP boasts a highly skilled and motivated workforce in all areas of activity. Loyalty to OUP and its ideals of scholarship and education is very strong and many staff remain with the organization for their entire careers. Through developing the potential of its staff, OUP is best placed to develop the potential of the business as a whole.
In fulfilling its objective of the furtherance of learning and culture, OUP is committed to continuous development of its scholarly and educational publishing, responding to the growing need for school, college, and academic books and information via diverse media, and extending and strengthening its international activities.
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