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Published in partnership with the International Studies Association (ISA)

Oxford University Press has partnered with the ISA on the ORE of International Studies, combining the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing.

Friendship in International Politics

"In the international political discourse of the early 21st century, claims of friendship and “special ties” between states and their leaders are commonplace. Frequently reported by international media, such claims are often used as entry points..." – By Kristin Haugevik

Civilian Victimization During Conflict

"Since the end of the Cold War, scholars have increasingly sought to explain the causes of civilian victimization—the intentional use of violence against noncombatants—during armed conflict..." – By Alexander B. Downes and Stephen Rangazas

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In January 2024, 88 full new articles, 7 revised articles, and 12 summary articles, spread across 21 subjects, were published on the Oxford Research Encylopedias platform.

Find out more about the newest discipline to be added: the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Food Studies.

One More Encyclopedia Available via Subscription and Perpetual Access

On January 30, after a successful free period during development, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics has been made available via subscription and perpetual access to libraries and institutions worldwide.

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