Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is an Oxford Research Encyclopedia?

A digital Encyclopedia for advanced scientists, researchers, experts, scholars and students composed of peer-reviewed overview articles that map the entirety of a field of study. Continuously updated, it evolves as the field evolves, and serves as a foundational source of trusted information.

2. What is the journey of an ORE?

Each ORE discipline begins with an information site, providing background and updates about the project. After a few months, the sites grow to include short previews of future articles. Full, peer-reviewed articles will begin to appear as they are approved and edited.

All OREs will enjoy a free access period for nearly 2 years upon the launch of a marketing site, with new articles added on a rolling basis each month.

3. Who is powering the ORE of Literature?

The ORE of Literature is supported by the world’s leading researchers, experts and scholars in the discipline. Articles are commissioned by Oxford’s senior reference editors and vetted by editorial boards of international experts.

4. When will full text articles appear on ORE of Literature?

We expect to publish the first full-text articles in early 2016. Please visit About for a more in-depth timeline of the project.

5. Can I learn more about the ORE of Literature at conferences?

Oxford University Press is present at many of the annual literature conferences, including the American Literary Association Annual Conference, the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. For a full list of conferences that will feature the ORE of Literature visit the Conferences page and for a full list of conferences that Oxford University Press attends, please click here.

6. Where can I go to learn more about the OREs?

Visit the ORE Program website at http://oxfordre.com. Like all ORE disciplines, it's free to access. Start exploring!

7. Are there MARC records available for the ORE of Literature?

Yes, MARC records for all ORE sites can be downloaded from http://oxfordre.com/page/marc-records.