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    General information

    We are an online institutional publisher of electronic journals, research monographs, working papers and reports. For the purposes of these guidelines, working papers are defined as discussion/consultation papers relating to research in progress, and reports are defined as summaries of completed research.

    We expect our monograph volumes to have a wordcount of 20,000-80,000 words, but submissions of longer monographs will also be considered.

    Editors and authors of works in non-traditional formats are welcome to contact us for bespoke guidelines, if those shown below are not applicable.

    At Cardiff University Press, we do not tolerate plagiarism of any kind in our publications. Details of our anti-plagiarism procedures are available here.

    Costs and charges

    We are an Open Access publisher, offering all our publications free of charge to readers worldwide under a Creative Commons licence. We do not charge the authors and editors of journals and non-book series for publishing with us (Diamond Open Access), whether they are affiliated with Cardiff University or not.

    Every monograph we publish must have at least one author or editor who is affiliated with Cardiff University. It is usually possible for us to cover all the basic (mandatory) publishing costs of the monograph, so that its authors or editors are only invoiced for any additional publishing options they choose to order. However, this arrangement for basic publishing costs is conditional upon levels of Cardiff University Press funding; when there is insufficient funding available, the author or editor will be invoiced for the full Book Processing Charge if they decide to proceed with publication. The funding situation will be confirmed with the author or editor at an early stage of the publication process.

    The basic costs of publishing a Cardiff University Press monograph vary, depending on several different factors such as total wordcount, number of chapters, layouts, weight of paper used and so on. Most monographs cost around £5,500 to £6,000 including VAT, but longer or more complex volumes can cost £8,000 or more. Optional additional publishing cost estimates range from £120 to £1,400 including VAT, depending on what is requested.

    For editors

    We are happy to consider proposals for new titles. Editors wishing to transfer established journal or series titles to Cardiff University Press are also welcome to apply. Please check the guidelines below, then contact us for further information.

    Guidelines for serial proposals (journals, working paper series and report series)

    Download our proposal forms for:

    Monograph, report or working paper series


    Guidelines for monograph proposals (books, book series, single working papers and single reports)

    Download our proposal forms for:
    Monograph, report or working paper series
    Single scholarly books, edited volumes or other monographs


    For authors

    Submission guidelines for serials (journal articles, working paper series and report series)

    Submission guidelines for single volumes (books, single working papers and single reports)

    Download our proposal forms for:

    Single scholarly books, edited volumes or other monographs