Martin Richardson has held a variety of positions at Oxford University Press over the past 20 years. He is currently Managing Director of the Academic Books and Journals Divisions, where he is responsible for over 3,000 print and online publications across a broad range of subjects.
As a department of the University of Oxford, OUP is keen to experiment with new ways of increasing dissemination of research and educational material by employing new technologies and business models. Under Martin’s leadership OUP began online journal publishing in the early 1990’s and in 2000 launched the first of many online reference publications - the Oxford English Dictionary. In 2004 Oxford Scholarship Online was launched, providing a platform for the publication of OUP’s extensive monograph programme.
Martin has represented OUP on a number of publishing industry organizations, including ALPSP, PLS and CrossRef. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has also published papers on various aspects of online publishing.