Oxford University Press Company Profile

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Oxford University Press had its origins in the information technology revolution of the late fifteenth century, which began with the invention of printing from movable type. The first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, only two years after Caxton set up the first printing press in England. Despite this early start, the printing industry in Oxford developed in a somewhat haphazard fashion over the next century. It consisted of a number of short-lived private businesses; some patronized by the University. But in 1586 the University itself obtained a decree from the Star Chamber confirming its privilege to print books. This was further enhanced in the Great Charter secured by Archbishop Laud from King Charles I, which entitled the University to print 'all manner of books'.
The University first appointed Delegates to oversee this privilege in 1633. Minute books recording their deliberations date back to 1668, and OUP as it exists today began to develop in a recognizable form from that time.
The University established its right to print the King James Authorized Version of the Bible in the seventeenth century. This Bible Privilege formed the basis of a profitable business throughout the next two centuries and was the spur to OUP's expansion. A Bible warehouse was set up in London which later grew into a major publisher of books with educational or cultural content aimed at the general reader. Then OUP began to expand internationally, starting with the opening of an American office in 1896.


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News Articles [1555 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Military Medicine is now published by Oxford University Press

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, are pleased to announce their new partnership to publish Military Medicine, the AMSUS bi-m...

Oxford University Press launches new journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity (ISD). With t...

Journal of the Canadian Assoc of Gastroenterology now published by Oxford University Press

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) are pleased to announce their new partnership to publish the Journal of the Canadian Associ...

Oxford University press to publish Journal of Burn Care & Research

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the American Burn Association (ABA) to exclusively publish the Journal of Burn Care & Research, ...

Study finds smokers at greater risk of hearing loss

(Oxford University Press USA) Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over eight years in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by ...

There are more mammal species than we thought

(Oxford University Press USA) A recent study published in the Journal of Mammalogy, at Oxford University Press, highlights that over 1,000 new species of mammals have been described globally during th...

Oxford mothers-to-be learn about gestational diabetes research

Oxford researchers have attended two events in Oxford to let pregnant women know how to have a healthy pregnancy and to ask them to get involved in giving their views on future research. The researche...

Oxford Centre for Haematology launched

The new Oxford Centre for Haematology has been launched with funding from the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), bringing together University of Oxford researchers and clinicians from Oxfor...

Clinical Trials [1400 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Oxford Partial Knee Replacement. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Three Implant Types

The purpose of this scientific study is to clarify whether there is a relationship between the appearance of radiolucent lines in bone-cement interphase of the tibial component of the diff...

Comparison of Oxford UKA and Sigma UKA With RSA.

Comparison of two unicompartmental knee arthroplasties (UKA), to see if Sigma UKA performs equally good as the Oxford UKA. The study focuses on how well the arthroplasty is fixated to the ...

Transcultural Validation of the Oxford Shoulder Score for the French-speaking Population

Degenerative lesions of the shoulder occur very frequently and their incidence increases with age. The Constant-Murley score is currently considered the gold standard in Europe to assess t...

Testing the Effect of Press Guides on Health Journalists

The purpose of this study is to test the effect of adding a "press guide" to standard materials that journalists routinely receive regarding research published in medical journals.

A Clinical Investigation of the Oxford® Meniscal Unicompartmental Knee System

The purpose of this study is to collect information on complications and survivorship of patients implanted with the Oxford™ Meniscal Unicompartmental Knee System at multiple sites in th...

Companies [1330 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

Isis Innovation

Isis Innovation is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated by University researchers and owned by the University.Isis Innovation Ltd is a wh...

Oxford Lasers, Inc.

Since 1977, Oxford Lasers has been supplying laser solutions to science and industry. Oxford Lasers was founded in 1977 by physicists from Oxford University whose research had been directed towards th...

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press had its origins in the information technology revolution of the late fifteenth century, which began with the invention of printing from movable type. The first book was printed...

Oxford Ancestors Ltd

Oxford Ancestors was founded by Prof Bryan Sykes following press coverage of his genetic research and the publication of his first book “The Seven Daughters of Eve”. Bryan had been using DNA analy...

Oxford Cryosystems Ltd

Oxford Cryosystems started manufacturing the Cryostream Cooler at the University of Oxford in 1985, and has placed well over 1200 Cryostreams worldwide. Oxford Cryosystems' development team is dedicat...

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