Oxford Handbooks Online Now Bigger and Better

November 6, 2012

In response to the needs and expectations of researchers today, Oxford Handbooks Online has been transformed, expanding coverage from four to fourteen disciplines and moving to a vastly improved platform that offers state-of-the-art functionality. The new platform enables OUP to publish articles immediately upon passing peer review, delivering new scholarship quickly and efficiently to scholars and researchers, providing them with the most current, authoritative coverage available anywhere.



14 Subjects

The relaunch features the addition of 10 new subject areas digitized for the first time, which join the four subject areas already available. Scholars now have easy access to even more scholarship via a single resource.

From Peer Review to Publication

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.

Beyond the Book, Born-Digital Content

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

Robust Update Schedule

New articles will be added monthly across subject areas, providing researchers with immediate access to new scholarship, ensuring research is up-to-date and informed by current trends.



State-of-the-Art Online Platform

A modern, intuitive interface provides sophisticated functionality that includes improved advanced search, and new user tools that respond to evolving user needs in a rapidly-shifting online environment, provide a faster, more accurate research experience.

Dynamic, Fast, and Accurate Search Results

Abstracts and keywords at the Handbook and article level, in combination with deep key word tagging and XML data, make it easier for researchers to find exactly the content they need, saving valuable time.

Saving & Sharing is Simple

Researchers can build a personal archive of articles, searches, citations, and preferences that can be shared using a host of integrated social media tools.

Enhanced Discoverability

Fully cross-searchable within the Oxford Index—a free discovery service—and featuring freely available abstracts at the Handbook and article level, Oxford Handbooks Online is now more highly discoverable on the Open Web and offers seamless connections across Oxford’s digital academic content, ensuring an authoritative research journey with expert guidance and no dead ends.