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Pricing Policy and Conditions 2014

Payment Terms

Full pre-payment in the correct currency is required for all orders: USD ($) for orders delivered to USA or Canada; EUR (€) for orders delivered within Europe (excluding UK); GBP (£) for orders delivered elsewhere.

The following methods of payment are accepted:

  • By cheque payable to 'Oxford Journals'. Cheque payments should be sent to your nearest customer service office.
  • By bank transfer to Barclays Bank Plc, Oxford Group Office, Oxford. Sort code: 20-65-18. SWIFT code: BARC GB 22.

    • GBP (£) to account number 70299332, IBAN GB89BARC20651870299332
    • USD ($) to account number 66014600, IBAN GB27BARC20651866014600
    • EUR (€) to account number 78923655, IBAN GB16BARC20651878923655
    Please quote our invoice number and subscriber number (if known) as the reference when making payment and send remittance information to:
  • By Mastercard, Visa, or American Express. Due to excessive charges, subscription agents paying by credit or debit card will forfeit their agency discount.

Discount To Agents

Agents may deduct 5% from all institutional and corporate prices quoted online. Please note that this discount is not applicable if payment is made by credit or debit card. Orders from subscription agents for personal rate subscriptions are not accepted.

Please note that full end-user address information is required for all orders, even if delivery is made to a consolidated shipping address.


The UK VAT number of Oxford University Press (full official title “The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford”) is GB 125506730. Please use this number for all paperwork relating to transactions with a tax point.

For tax purposes, combined subscriptions are divided into a 65% print element and a 35% online element.

All subscriptions in Canada are subject to GST on the print element and to GST/HST on the online element.

Subscriptions in the EU may be subject to European VAT. If registered in the EU outside the UK, please supply your VAT number to avoid unnecessary charges. All subscriptions in the UK and those to non-VAT-registered customers elsewhere in the EU will be subject to UK standard rate VAT on the online element. On the print element, non-VAT-registered customers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden will pay tax at their local rate, while customers elsewhere in the EU will pay the UK zero rate.

Customers in certain US states where OUP has nexus may be subject to US sales tax. Please provide a copy of any exemption certificate you hold otherwise sales tax will be added to the print and/or online element of any subscription according to state rules. The states where tax is currently charged are: Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington. OUP also has nexus in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin but journal subscriptions are currently considered exempt in these states, though other products may be subject to tax.

Institutional Online Access

Institutional subscriptions include access to content from 1996 to the present day and perpetual access is granted to the years in which a subscription was purchased.

Online access includes:

  • IP registered access across a single site (customers requiring multi-site access may contact us to negotiate an extended license)
  • Access to full-text current content in HTML (where available) and PDF format, plus archival content from 1996 onwards (where available)
  • Remote access via secure proxy
  • Inter-library loan
  • Perpetual access to paid-for content

Full details of the Oxford Journals Institutional Site licence can be found at:

Personal Rate Subscriptions

Personal rates are applicable only when a subscription is for individual use and are not available if delivery is made to a corporate address. By purchasing subscriptions at this rate you are representing to Oxford Journals that the journal will be used only for personal, non-commercial purposes. Oxford Journals reserves its right to take appropriate action to recover any losses arising from any intended or unintended misrepresentation.

Personal print subscriptions include free online access to content from 1996 onwards (where available). Access to all content ceases upon expiration of the subscripion.

Please note: Many Oxford Journals titles offer special member and student rates alongside institutional subscriptions. Please see individual titles for details.


All prices include standard delivery. Please allow at least 10 working days for delivery within Europe and USA and 21 working days for the rest of the world. Dispatch dates for recently published issues can be viewed here.

Claims Policy

All claims for missing print issues should be made within four months of publication or date of order (whichever is later). Claims can be submitted here.

Cancellation Policy

All orders are regarded as firm and subscription payments are not refundable after the first issue has been dispatched or online access has been activated.