Updating Program

Continuing in the tradition of scholarly innovation, Oxford has embarked on several intensive research initiatives assessing research habits and the way scholars and students interact with Oxford Handbooks Online. Results show unanimous demand to see more content online faster, and access to content beyond the print book in order to quickly and nimbly search at the article level across disciplines.

A re-engineered platform with sophisticated functionality enables OUP to:

  1. Publish articles online first immediately upon passing peer review
  2. Include online-only, peer-reviewed articles that expand coverage in cutting edge topics
  3. Monitor existing articles to ensure the continued relevance and accuracy of the material
  4. Update the site monthly with new articles and functionality enhancements

Damon Zucca, Reference Publisher and Project Director for Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO), talks about the OHO project and the Editorial Mission . . .


Articles Publish Online First

Articles will publish online immediately upon passing through Oxford’s peer review process – delivering current scholarship on the state of debate in 14 disciplines, ensuring that scholars’ output is informed by the most recent developments in the field.


Born-Digital Content

An Editor in Chief and Editorial Board of subject experts has been assigned to each subject area and will commission online-only articles to address gaps in coverage and expand research on cutting-edge topics, ensuring comprehensive coverage of all subject areas.


Review of Existing Articles

The Editor in Chief and Editorial Board of each subject area, as well as the print volume editors, and Oxford University Press editors—both academic and reference—will be continually monitoring, engaging with, and reviewing all articles, ensuring that they remain up-to-date and accurate. At OUP, we believe in utilizing the benefits of online publishing to create an organic document that updates as scholarship progresses, making Oxford Handbooks Online the best destination for a sophisticated take on the current state of debate and the future of research.

Authors should contact their OUP editor at any time to suggest revisions, additions, and updates. Please visit our published authors page for more information on how to update your own article.

Users are additionally encouraged to contact OUP with their feedback and suggestions for individual articles; all correspondence will be forwarded to the author and Editorial Board for consideration.


New Article Selection

New article topics are selected to ensure each subject area offers full and balanced coverage as determined by the Editor in Chief and Editorial Board. New topics are introduced based on scholarly feedback, editorial input, and research demand. We also select topics based on requests from users. If you are interested in writing an article for Oxford Handbooks Online please visit the For Authors page.