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LexisNexis Announces ‘Preferred Licensing Partnership’ Deal with Oxford University Press

Eight new full text journals to be added to LexisLibrary from renowned publisher

LONDON, 11 July 2012 – LexisNexis UK (www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that it has responded to customer requests for additional journal content, expanding their licensing partnership with Oxford University Press.  The deal will see the addition of eight new full text journal titles to the industry’s most extensive and authoritative source of essential legal information online: Lexis®Library.  

The deal follows comprehensive consultation LexisNexis conducted with their customers across U.K. law firms, the Bar and academic institutions in order to better understand their requirements.  This deal forms a critical part of creating a resource that meets the needs of customers.

Simon Collin, LexisNexis UK Director of Content, said: “To further improve the way we meet our customers’ vital content needs, we have embarked on a programme to significantly upgrade our journals coverage with pre-eminent, high value titles. Our agreement with Oxford University Press is a very exciting step towards the LexisNexis objective of providing the most authoritative, comprehensive and useful collection of journals available.”

LexisNexis already provides a large number of new Oxford University Press journals via LexisLibrary. The new additions will be available in the autumn.

Andy Redman, Oxford University Press Editorial Director, said: “We are pleased to expand our licensing arrangements with LexisNexis.  By having a broad selection of our scholarly law journals in LexisLibrary we can be confident that this content is discoverable at the point of use for researchers, scholars, and students. Our mission is to support excellence in research, and we put a strong emphasis on global reach and quality of content. For that reason, LexisNexis are an obvious fit for us as a licensing partner”

The full eight journals are: The British Journal of Criminology, Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Chinese Journal of International Law, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Human Rights Law Review, and Journal of Legal Analysis (Open Access).

About LexisNexis Legal & Professional

LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes.  As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.

In the UK, LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.co.uk) online legal solutions include:  Lexis®PSL, Lexis®Check and Lexis®Library – named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards. Published resources include both Butterworths® and Tolley™. LexisNexis provides the most comprehensive source of legal and tax commentary in the UK.

About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs more than 5,500 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.

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Melissa Higgs
Public Relations
LexisNexis UK
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melissa.higgs@lexisnexis.co.uk

Lizzie Shannon-Little
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Oxford University Press
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