OUP is a part of Oxford University and was founded in the 16th Century. Its main publishing activities took off in the 17th Century with the printing of religious and academic works. The publication of the King James Bible brought the publisher major success and enabled the opening of the first international branch in America in 1896. Over time the diversity of OUP’s publishing list has widened greatly, but the criteria for publication by OUP always hinge on the same principles: quality and value for educational and research purposes. The publishing programme of OUP focuses on educational materials for schools and further/higher education, English as a Foreign Language, music, economics and subjects of general interest. This selection is complemented by multimedia products such as e-books, CDs, DVDs and online databases. Today OUP is the biggest university publisher in the world and one of the leading publishers of academic literature with over 500 new publications per year.