1. What is an Oxford Research Encyclopedia?
A digital Encyclopedia for advanced scientists, researchers, experts, 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. 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 approved and edited.
All OREs will enjoy a free access period for nearly 2 years upon the launch of a marketing site, with new articles added on a rolling basis each month.
3. Who is powering the ORE of Natural Hazard Science?
The ORE of Natural Hazard Science 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.
4. When will full text articles appear on ORE of Natural Hazard Science?
We expect to publish the first full-text articles in early 2016. Please visit About for a more in-depth timeline of the project.
5. Can I learn more about the ORE of Natural Hazard Science at conferences?
Oxford University Press is present at many of the annual natural hazard science conferences, including the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, the Goldschmidt Conference, and the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. For a full list of conferences that will feature the ORE of Natural Hazard Science visit the Conferences 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 http://oxfordre.com. Like all ORE disciplines, it's free to access. Start exploring!
7. Are there MARC records available for the ORE of Natural Hazard Science?
Yes, MARC records for all ORE sites can be downloaded from http://oxfordre.com/page/marc-records.
8. I would like to reuse or reproduce excerpts from the OREs. Do I need to get permission?
Yes, in order to reuse, reproduce, digitize or translate any except, article and image from the OREs, you need to fill out a permissions request form, available at the following URL:
Depending on your request, please select the appropriate link on the online form, and follow the instructions.