ACLS History E-Book Project
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Title List

Description of the History E-Book Project
The ACLS Review Board
The Project Directors
The History E-Book Project Center
Why the Electronic History Book?
The Electronic (E-) Book: The New History?
The Participating ACLS Learned Societies
Title Selection
The Author
The Presses
Working with the University Presses
Contractual Arrangements
E-Book Preparation
The Digital Library Production Service
Publication of the History E-Book
Marketing Plan
Subscriptions, Pricing and License to the History E-Book Project
Monitoring Access
Site Updates


Oxford University Press (OUP)

Oxford University Press
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-726-6000

General Information

OUP is the world's largest university press. It publishes 3,000 new books a year, has a presence in more than fifty countries, and employs some 3,000 people worldwide. It has a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, Bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a second language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, journals, and electronic publishing. Oxford University Press is an integral part of the University of Oxford.

The OUP-USA Academic/Trade Editorial Department, in conjunction with the Editorial Department at Oxford-UK, acquires and publishes books in the humanities, social sciences, and the physical, natural, earth, atmospheric and life sciences. Its editors publish a wide range of books in these subject areas, including monographs, professional books, and serious nonfiction for educated readers, known as "trade books." Oxford's separate college department publishes texts for the college market. Last year OUP-USA published over 500 titles.

Areas of Specialization within History

OUP-USA specializes in American history but is open to proposals in others areas.

Electronic Projects

The American National Biography - a publication of the ACLS - was published in print (1999) and in electronic version (2000) on CD-ROM. The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB). The text captured during the digitization of the print edition of the DNB has been made available for this CD-ROM project. The Practical Approach Series is a collection of 68 methods handbooks for bioscientists provides researchers with an electronic database on CD-ROM from which they can draw upon 20,000 pages of methods and techniques. The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition) on Compact Disc provides access to more than 2.4 million illustrative quotations, tracing the various uses of each word through the centuries. The new OED2 CD-ROM will contain the complete text of the 20-volume OED Second Edition.

Online Journals: Full text journals are available in HTML or PDF format. From 1999, the full text of the many more journals have been available online.

The OUP-Penn Digital History Project is a new partnership between Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania libraries. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it plans within the first five years of the grant to digitize and place all of OUP's new monographs in history on a campus-wide Intranet. Access to the online collection is restricted to the UP community, but a public viewing area will soon be available at:

History E-Book Project Submissions

OUP welcomes submissions for e-book proposals in history. Potential authors should include a cover letter, a copy of their CV or resume, a synopsis indicating why the title should be published with OUP, sample introduction and first chapter from the work (if available). In general all material should be unbound and double-spaced on single-sided paper. Material may be sent care of the project liaison. Decision time can vary from as little as a few weeks to several months. Simultaneous submissions should be discussed with the project liaison.


Project Liaison:
Niko Pfund, Academic Publisher
E-Mail Address:

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