Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is an Oxford Research Encyclopedia?

A digital Encyclopedia for advanced scientists, researchers, 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. Who is powering the ORE of African History?

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

3. 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 submitted and edited.

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

We expect to publish previews of forthcoming articles in late 2015.  Full-text articles will begin to appear on the site in 2016. Please visit About for a more in-depth timeline of the project.

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

Oxford University Press is present at many of the annual African History conferences, including the African Studies Association of the UK Biennial Conference and the American Historical Association Annual Meeting. For a full list of conferences that will feature the ORE of African History visit the New & Featured 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 oxfordre.com, where you can find a full list of ORE disciplines and with direct access to each site. Start exploring!