Higher Education Textbooks

Are you interested in writing a textbook?

OUP is committed to providing teaching and learning materials at every level of higher education. We investigate student and lecturer needs and incorporate their requirements into our textbooks. Online Resource Centres are an important part of our publshing and provide essential support for lecturers and students.

OUP offers the very highest quality publishing advice and support to our textbook authors. OUP Commissioning Editors work closely with you to develop content to meet market needs. Our international branch network ensures access to the widest markets, and the name 'OUP' is synonymous with the very highest educational and publishing quality.

If you are interested in writing a textbook, please refer to the author guidelines below, and then contact us either by sending an email, or by writing to us at:

Higher Education Department
Oxford University Press
Great Clarendon street
Oxford
OX2 6DP

Textbook support

Download textbook proposal preparation guidelines (PDF 112 kB). These guidelines include a brief description of what editors in the Higher Education Department might expect to be included in a proposal for a new textbook or student-centred text.

Visit our 'Instructions for Authors' pages for guidance on how to prepare your typescript in a way that will ensure a smooth production process for your book.

Online Resource Centre support

Before you begin authoring your web content, browse our Online Resource Centres to see some of the resources that you can try out and possibly consider for your own site.

Download Online Resource Centre author guidelines (PDF) to ensure that web material is prepared in a way that will ensure a smooth production process for your website.

Download Online Resource Centre Word template for use when compiling updates and other Word-based resources for your site.

Download Online Resource Centre PowerPoint template to use as a basis when preparing materials for your site.

Student self-test question templates

There are five question types available to you when authoring student self-test questions:

Multiple choice template Multiple response template
True false template Fill in blank template
Matching template

Test bank templates

There are five question types available to you when authoring your test bank:

Multiple choice template Multiple response template
True false template Fill in blank template
Matching template

Test bank demonstration

To see how each of the question types works, follow the instructions given in the web author guidelines (above) and download the test bank demonstration (ZIP 1.2MB).

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