The Oxford Handbooks series is a major publishing programme for Oxford University Press. It spans 12 years, 14 disciplines, over 20,000 chapters, and well over 500 published books. Each handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the current research in a particular subject area through specially commissioned critical review articles that advance an original argument about the future direction of the field.
However, compiling complete collections of high-quality academic articles can take time, and academics often need information as soon as it becomes available. Today, digital publishing offers a solution.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, Oxford Handbooks Online enables OUP to publish material to match the way people are using it. As each chapter is written and approved, it can be published as a standalone piece before the full handbook is complete. In this way, each handbook remains a definitive collection of essays, but each chapter can exist as an independent piece of critical analysis. Once completed, the full handbook is available in both digital and print format.
There are now chapters from over 100 unpublished handbooks on Oxford Handbooks Online—allowing researchers to access current scholarship more quickly than ever before.