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Published in partnership with the American Institute of Physics

Oxford University Press has partnered with the American Institute of Physics to launch the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics, an expansive new scholarly reference resource.

From the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Technologies

"Quantum mechanics emerged laden with issues and doubts about its foundations and interpretation. However, nobody in the 1920s and 1930s dared to conjecture that research on such issues would open the doors..." – By Olival Freire Junior

The Role of National Academies and Scientific Societies in Public Policy

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"Public policy is collectively the way in which governments the world over seek to address issues, solve problems, or take actions that move society forward. It is a dynamic, complex, and interactive process..." – By Paul Hardaker

What's New to the OREs

In May 2024, 99 full new articles and 11 revised articles, spread across 23 subjects, have been published on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias 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.

Browse all ORE physics articles

Why the Oxford Research Encyclopedia?

With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate..

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Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

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Browse recently published articles by month, including summaries and previews of forthcoming full-text articles.