Find answers to frequently asked questions about how the RFP process works at OUP.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a document prepared by the Society or its agent providing journal and society background, details about current arrangements and income, and what is sought.
Generally, a society will decide to take a journal out to tender to ensure that it is receiving the highest standard of publishing service and best financial arrangements possible. The society will solicit submissions by issuing an RFP and will then evaluate the proposals. Often, shortlisted publishers will be invited to present directly to the society or its agents to provide additional detail about the financial and service offer. The society then accepts a publisher’s offer and contract negotiation takes place.
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