Oxford University Press has a rich history that can be traced back to the earliest days of printing. The first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, just two years after William Caxton set up the first printing press in England. In 1586, the University of Oxford’s right to print books was officially recognized by England, and by the late 1800s, OUP was expanding worldwide. Throughout a productive 400-year history, OUP has established itself in 50 different countries and is now the largest university press in the world.
Oxford University Press has been a participating publisher in Doody’s Review Service since our beginnings in 1993. Since our last publisher profile of OUP in 2014, they have sent us 937 titles, with many more to come. In that time, 424 of those books have been reviewed. Doody’s Core Titles 2022 features 91 OUP titles across 38 specialties, with 16 books selected by librarians as Essential Purchase Titles.