For Published Authors

Claim Your Gratis Subscription

As an Oxford Handbooks Online author, you are entitled to 3 months gratis online access. Email us at with the name of your subject, article title, and your institution, and we will arrange for your author subscription to commence.

Speak to Your Librarian

Please speak to your librarian about making Oxford Handbooks Online available to all faculty and students at your institution. You can submit a library referral form available online here.You can also download a pdf of the form.

Update Your Oxford Handbooks Online Article

One of the great advantages of online publishing is the ability to update content, whether you would like to make a small revision to correct a detail, or a substantial addition to overhaul and update your work. We encourage you to view your article as a living document, one that can be updated and improved as scholarship on the topic changes and new significant sources are published.

You can request corrections to your article at any time by emailing OHO editors. Changes requested will be made as soon as possible. In addition, if you notice something in another article that might need further attention, please feel free to send us a note so we can pass it along to the author anonymously. Should anyone email us about your article, we’ll be sure to get those recommendations to you.

Periodically, you may want to consider updating your article. Updates can and will be wide-ranging. They include, but are in no way limited to, adding coverage of a new argument, adding a discussion around recent developments in the field, or updating the article’s bibliography. Major revisions may be subject to editorial review and approval. Substantive revisions will appear online as soon as possible but may take up to a few months to allow for editorial review and copyediting.

To ensure that Oxford Handbooks Online remains up to date, the editor in chief and editorial board for your discipline will regularly review all articles. Following this formal review, we may contact you directly with a request to update your article.

Further details on updating on Oxford Handbooks Online are available in the Author Instructions.

Spread the Word About Oxford Handbooks Online

Be sure to add your Oxford Handbooks Online article to your CV. All articles are peer reviewed, and you deserve credit for this invitation-only publication. The standard format is:


Author, A. (Year Published). Article name. Oxford Handbooks Online. Ed. Discipline EIC. Retrieved date, from URL.

If your article is part of a published print Oxford Handbook, please use the following format:

Author, A. (Year Published). Article name. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Book Title. Location: Oxford University Press. Retrieved date, from URL of website


Author(s) of article. "Article name." Oxford Handbooks Online. Ed. Discipline EIC. Date of electronic publication. Oxford University Press. Date of access <URL>.

If your article is part of a published print Oxford Handbook, please use the following format:

Author(s) of article. "Article name." Name of Book. Editors of the Book. City Published: Oxford University Press, Year Published. Oxford Handbooks Online. Ed. Discipline EIC. Date of Electronic Publication. Oxford University Press. Date Accessed <URL>.


Author(s) of article. “Name of article.” Oxford Handbooks Online. Access Date. URL.

If your article is part of a published print Oxford Handbook, please use the following format:

Author(s) of article. “Name of article.” In Name of Book, edited by Editors of the Book. Location: Oxford University Press, Date Published. URL.

For information on reusing your article material, please email your editor or visit

Update Your Faculty page

The easiest way to help promote your work in Oxford Handbooks Online is to link from your university webpage to your article. You might also include a link to your article from your personal webpage or blog.

Stay In Touch

We hope you will stay involved with the project. We are very interested in your feedback, and open to your ideas for improving Oxford Handbooks Online. We encourage you to maintain contact with your editors. Our authors play an important role in shaping this resource as it continues to grow over time. At minimum we ask that you help us to keep your article current.

If you have a general suggestion for articles we should commission, please let us know. You can contact an editor at any time.