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Statement about editorial guidelines

Statement about editorial guidelines

14 January 2015

Updated: 15th January

OUP’s commitment to academic and educational excellence is absolute.

OUP does not have a blanket ban on pigs or pork products in its titles, and contrary to reports, there have been no recent changes to our guidelines in this area. 

Our materials are sold in nearly 200 countries, and as such, and without compromising our commitment to educational excellence in any way, we encourage some authors of educational materials respectfully to consider cultural differences and sensitivities.

Guidelines for our educational materials differ between geographies and do not cover our academic publishing.


A blog post responding to recent coverage can be found on the Guardian Comment is Free website.

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