Cardiff University

Cardiff University Library Service

Academic Library · United Kingdom

Cardiff University Press

Alice Percival, Executive Officer

Program Overview

Our mission it to publish high-quality original academic research online at minimal or no cost and without making a profit, to ensure that the publications conform to Open Access principles, and to comply with funder and UKRI mandates through Creative Commons licences. Our vision is 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.
  • Publishing activities began: 2015
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: We will consider content in any language, but the majority of our publications are in English. We are particularly keen to encourage submissions in the Welsh language and published our first Welsh monograph in November 2020.

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 8
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 7
  • Campus-based student-created: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 8
  • Currently inactive or archived: 2
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 3
  • Peer-reviewed: 3
  • Required fee to enable Open Access: 3


Top Publications:
  • Martial Arts Studies (journal)
  • JOMEC Journal (journal)
  • Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Technologies (conference proceedings)
  • Adrodd ar Dlodi (monograph)
  • The British Student Doctor Journal (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • History
  • Literature
  • Language
  • Cultural studies
  • Medicine


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: High quality, research-based academic journals in any discipline related to Cardiff University research that are suitable for Open Access and not-for-profit publication
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Ubiquity platforms

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • analytics
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • In-house
  • Portico


Adopted Policies:
Ubiquity Press

Additional Information

Last Year:
In September 2022, Cardiff University Press (CardiffUP) officially launched the Journal of Ammonia Energy (JAE) at the first Symposium on Ammonia Energy, hosted by Cardiff University. This is the first CardiffUP journal from the University's College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, and its inaugural issue is due for publication next May. CardiffUP has also been considering new and innovative publication processes for volumes of conference proceedings, following an increase in demand for this type of publication.
Future Plans:
The Editorial Board of CardiffUP is keen to expand its activities and will continue to make progress on: 1. Advocacy and profile-raising among key stakeholders; 2. Learning more about what Cardiff University researchers and senior managers need from their institutional publisher; 3. More support for potential and existing authors/editors from Cardiff University; 4. Experimenting with new publication processes; 5. Seeking new sources of funding; 6. Promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of its work.