Oxford University Press

One of the popular publishing houses in Great Britain is the Oxford University Publishing House, which works directly for its students

Oxford University Press (OUP) is a publishing house that is part of Oxford University, England. It is the largest university press in the world by financial turnover, more than the main American university presses and Cambridge University Press combined. OUP has branches in many countries around the world. The first branch was opened in the USA in 1896, in 1905 in Canada, then in several dozen countries, such as India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Nigeria and South Africa. The OUP is governed by an elected representative body, the Delegates of the Press, who are members of the University of Oxford. Currently, all publishing products are issued under two brands: Oxford University Press itself, for most publications, and Clarendon Press, for “prestigious” scientific works. Affiliates distribute their products both locally and through the Oxford publishing headquarters.

OUP was exempt from corporation tax in the United States in 1972 and in the United Kingdom in 1978. As a division of a not-for-profit organization, OUP is now exempt from income tax and corporation tax in most of the countries in which it operates, but generally pays sales tax and other trade taxes on their products. The publisher now transfers around 30% of its income to the rest of the university each year, a minimum of £12 million each year. OUP publishes more than 4,500 new books each year and employs around 4,000 people. The main book types are reference, professional and educational publications, including the Oxford English Dictionary, Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford World’s Classics and Dictionary of National Biography. A large number of publications are now published electronically through the Oxford Reference Online service, and are available free of charge to readers with a reader’s card of most British biolibraries.

The headquarters of OUP on the street Walton
OUP is now gradually expanding, so in 2001 the Blackstone company was acquired, in 2003 – the rights to publish the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Dictionary of Art, in 2005 – the Oceana Publication company, in 2006 – the Richmond Law & Tax company. The publisher’s books have ISBN numbers starting from 0-19, Oxford University Press is one of only a few publishers to have two-digit identification numbers in the ISBN system.


One edition is the Oxford Latin Dictionary, a standard Latin-English dictionary. Published in 1968-1982 by Oxford University Press. The editor-in-chief is P. Gler. Dedicated to classical Latin. Based on written sources before 200 AD. Work on the dictionary continued since 1933. Reprint edition with corrections — 1996. 2nd edition — 2012.