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Announcing the launch of SIPRI Yearbook Online

Oxford University Press (OUP) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are pleased to announce that SIPRI Yearbook Online is now available for institutional and individual subscription.

Since 2010, each new Yearbook has been available online, but only to customers who purchased the corresponding print edition. However, from this month it is possible to access the SIPRI Yearbook either in print or via an online subscription.

'The launch of SIPRI Yearbook Online provides opportunities to reach new audiences via this simple, easy-to-use resource, making the essential content of the Yearbook accessible to more people than ever before,' states SIPRI Director Dr Ian Anthony.

The complete Yearbook offers advanced search functionality, allowing users to search across editions and within results. Content is simple to navigate, and can be shared on a range of social media. Readers are also able to save entries and searches for use in future sessions, saving time for research. All references are linked, allowing easy follow-up on research and reading, and hyperlinks are clearly defined to lead users easily and quickly to related content.

The 2014 edition of the Yearbook includes:

  • Analysis of the conflict in Syria, covered in multiple chapters
  • A section on peace operations in Africa, including the changing character of the operations in Mali
  • Analysis of military spending in the Asia–Pacific, which is hugely topical given China’s expansion, the maritime disputes, and Japan’s evolving understanding of self-defence
  • Examination of the negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, which are labyrinthine and complex, but of great significance in the wider region
  • A reflection on the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty (which will come into force in December), a good news story for arms control

Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media, and the interested public. The institute is regularly ranked among the most respected think tanks worldwide. Its flagship publication, the SIPRI Yearbook, was first published in 1969, and is known worldwide as an authoritative and independent source for those seeking insight into issues of armaments and arms control, armed conflict and conflict resolution, security arrangements, and disarmament, as well as the most important longer-term trends in international security.

 'SIPRI has been a byword for authoritative analysis and trustworthy data for decades', states Dominic Byatt, Publisher for Social Sciences and Humanities at OUP. 'With the arrival of SIPRI Yearbook Online their essential work will become available as never before. It’s an exciting initiative and one that Oxford University Press is proud to be launching.'

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For editors:

SIPRI Yearbook Online will launch with access to Yearbooks from 2010 to 2014. It is available to institutions worldwide by annual subscription to all Yearbooks online, or perpetual access to a single Yearbook. Subscription and purchase prices are based on the size and type of institution. Please contact for a price quotation.

Access to all Yearbooks online (2010–14) is available to individuals on a subscription basis, priced at £125/$225 for 12 months. For further information contact OUP.