Oxford University Press


Type of Publisher: The publisher I have chosen is Oxford University Press. It is a department of the University of Oxford. It publishes worldwide. According to its website it is the largest university press with the largest amount of global presence. It publishes in various companies in more than 40 languages, in both print and digital formats. The website says Oxford University publishes for all audiences ranging from children, to teens, to young adults, and so on. The press is made up of delegates appointed by staff of Oxford University. They have offices all over the world in the U.S., New Zealand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mexico, etc. They have editorial positions, publicity, sales, marketing, sponsoring, and a diverse range of positions. They currently publish more than 6,000 titles a year worldwide.

Market: The publisher appears to advertise worldwide. Oxford University Press delegates certain individuals to take on certain advertisement and marketing positions in order to make products known. Due to different parts of Oxford University Press being located in so many different areas throughout the world I think they get a little bit of advertising everywhere.

Funding: Due to Oxford University Press being so well-known and well-known across the world the funding most likely comes from the majority of the works published. I couldn’t find specific details anywhere discussing this but I’m just assuming it comes from a variety of sources and works. It publishes english language teaching materials, children’s books, literary journals, scholarly journals, printed music, and textbooks. There are plenty of ways for it to gather revenue in different ways.

According to the website the University’s funding comes from several different sources. This includes external research funding from charities, trusts, foundations, and industry. The university receives government grants as well. “Other income includes annual transfers from Oxford University Press, income from the commercialization of research, and philanthropic support,” according to the website. Academic fees also play a role in the university’s funding along with investment income.


Successes: One of its biggest success stories is that it has published and continues to publish many religious texts. For example, the website discusses how the university created its right to print the King James version of the bible in the 17th century. It allowed the press to continue advancing its publication.

There’s also a series on phonics, which help children who are learning to read. They also have a series on the class Pippi Longstocking books.

Challenges: The Oxford University Press began in the 1400s and was taken over by various upper class individuals. Different changes have been made with it both good and bad. I think one of its biggest challenges was finally establishing something that meant something to people and could finally publish just about whatever it wanted. It is a publisher that has enhanced education for both teachers and students, informs individuals about different religions, informs individuals about different topics, and allows many people to learn different things while viewing its various publications. It’s so big now it’s hard to see what all it has and has not published.

Source: https://global.oup.com/?cc=us


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