LexisNexis UK  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: LexisLibrary.

The deal follows comprehensive consultation LexisNexis conducted with their customers across UK 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).