Oxford Intersections: a new interdisciplinary research resource

6 September 2023
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Oxford intersections

We are delighted to launch Oxford Intersections—a new research resource combining original research from multiple academic disciplines centered on a complex global topic—to inform global policy and decision-making.

Launching in 2024, the first six Oxford Intersections initially under development are Racism by Context, AI in Society and Culture, Place and Space, Social Media, Borders, and Food Security. These topics were selected because of the critical role of interdisciplinary research in helping policy and decision-makers address the world’s most complex and urgent environmental, cultural, political, and psychological challenges, the solutions of which are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research. 


“The launch of Intersections reflects some of the liveliest work taking place in the academic community and meets the evolving content needs of our readers and users.

In connecting original research of the highest quality across discipline boundaries, we hope to spotlight pressing global topics, collapsing the gap between research and real-world impact to take new work to a broad global readership as quickly as possible.”

Sophie Goldsworthy, Director of Content Strategy and Acquisition for Research Publishing at Oxford University Press.

Sophie Goldsworthy

The format of Oxford Intersections will ensure that a General Editor oversees each work and mobilizes a diverse team of world-leading scholars and researchers from across disciplines who will integrate new research into each Intersection on an ongoing basis.

Oxford Intersections will be hosted on Oxford Academic—our online platform for academic research. This resource will sit alongside more than 40,000 books and 500 journals, significantly increasing the discoverability and user engagement of the platform’s content.

Oxford University Press is looking for researchers to contribute to Oxford Intersections. Contact [email protected] for more information and to be considered.

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