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    General information

    We are an online institutional publisher of electronic journals, working paper/report series and conference proceedings. During 2018, we are expanding our range of publication formats to include research monographs and non-traditional outputs.

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

    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). Monograph authors and editors from Cardiff University will not be charged for the basic publishing costs of their publications, although some charges may be made for additional services.  Monograph authors and editors who are not members of Cardiff University will be invoiced for a modest Book Publishing Charge (Gold Open Access).

    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 or to request a proposal form.

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

    On submission of your application, your proposal will be reviewed by the Cardiff University Press Editorial Board. If your application is successful, we will agree a publishing contract with you and advise you on compiling a Licence to Publish document for your authors.

    Guidelines for monograph proposals (books, book series, textbooks, textbook series, single working papers, single reports and single volumes of conference proceedings)

    If you are applying for publication of a single volume, there is no need to submit a publication proposal before your volume is finished.  Please complete and submit a book proposal form, together with the full manuscript of your volume.  To apply for publication of a monograph series, please complete a series proposal form and a book proposal form, and submit them to us, together with the full manuscript of the first volume in the series. 

    Copies of the forms can be requested from us at cardiffuniversitypress@cardiff.ac.uk . On receipt of your forms and manuscript, our Monograph Commissioning Panel will consider them, and will send them out for peer review if they meet the Panel’s criteria.  The Panel will recommend acceptance or rejection to the Editorial Board, based on the peer reviews received.  If the series is accepted for publication, we will agree a publishing contract with you. 

    For authors

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

    Submission guidelines for single volumes (books, textbooks, single working papers, single reports and single volumes of conference proceedings)

    Submission guidelines for book series (including textbook series)

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    Stage 2