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    About us

    Established in 2014, Cardiff University Press (CardiffUP) is an online Open Access publisher of academic research. It is currently unique in operating the Diamond model of Open Access, where charges are made neither to authors nor to readers (‘free in, free out’) for journal publications. Our bywords are ‘Rigour, Diversity and Relevance’.

    Cardiff University Press has accepted a number of journals and one database to date, all of which have international editorial boards (each including a connection to Cardiff University). Our longer-term aim is to add quality monographs, books, and research outputs with non-traditional formats to our range of online publications. We welcome proposals for new titles, or applications from editors wishing to transfer established publications to Cardiff University Press. If you have a proposal for a journal or other publication, please contact us.


    To develop Cardiff University Press further as a high-impact, pioneering institutional publisher, committed to innovation and excellence in publishing, for the benefit of both academia and the wider external community.


    To publish high-quality original academic research online with no charges to editors or authors for our basic services, to ensure that the publications conform to Open Access principles, and to comply with funder and HEFCE mandates through Creative Commons licences.


    Editorial Board

    The Editorial Board comprises Cardiff University academic staff with diverse, established experience of Open Access publishing, and members of the University Library Service who manage Cardiff University Press’ operational aspects.


    Prof Damian Walford Davies, Chair
    Head, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University.

    Prof Paul Bowman, Editor-in-Chief
    Professor and Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies.

    Alice Percival, Secretary
    Part-time Executive Officer of Cardiff University Press, and Assistant Subject Librarian – Business, University Library Service, Cardiff University.


    Dr Tilmann Altenberg
    Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University.

    Prof Gillian Bristow
    Professor in Economic Geography, School of Geography and Planning, and Research Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Cardiff University.

    Sonja Haerkoenen
    Scholarly Publications Manager, University Library Service, Cardiff University, with responsibility for managing Cardiff University Press.

    Dr Ben Hannigan
    Reader, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University.

    Dr Jenny Kidd
    Senior Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.

    Prof Anthony Mandal
    Professor of Print and Digital Cultures, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University.

    Janet Peters
    Director of Cardiff University Libraries and University Librarian.

    Dr Elisa Wynne-Hughes
    Lecturer in International Relations, School of Law & Politics, Cardiff University.

    Student representatives

    Harriet Gordon
    PhD student, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University.

    Evelina Kazakevičiūtė
    PhD student, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University.