Oxford UP lays off 35

Oxford University Press USA has laid off 35 employees as part of a reorganization. According to Publishers Weekly, the target was largely the print reference department, which the publisher is said to have “consolidated in favor of its expansive online efforts.”

Publisher Laura Brown stated that OUP is “making significant investments in our higher education and professional publishing and our on-line activities, areas where we see exciting growth opportunities.”

As part of the reorganization, Casper Grathwohl was named publisher, reference division, while Karen Day assumes the title of associate publisher, reference. Ms. Day previously held the publisher’s position.