Happy New Year to all our readers and followers!
As an online publisher, CardiffUP has found it relatively straightforward to move to 100% remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, although there have inevitably been a few challenges along the way. The publication processes for our journals and monographs have continued unabated. Here are some highlights of our last twelve months:
- In January we launched our second Annual Report in infographic format. We’ll be launching the third one shortly.
- In February the Chair of our Editorial Board, Paul Bowman, stepped down from the role. The Board appointed two Co-Chairs in his place, Julie Browne and Mark Llewellyn.
- In March, along with most of our colleagues at Cardiff University, we started working from home because of the pandemic.
- In May we published our first volume of conference proceedings, Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Adjunct Proceedings from the INTERACT 2019 Workshops, edited by Fernando Loizides et al.
- Also in May, one of the founding Co-Chairs of our Monograph Commissioning Panel, Ben Hannigan, stepped down from the role. He was replaced as Co-Chair by Julian Brigstocke.
- In June the two new Editorial Board Co-Chairs agreed to take on oversight responsibilities for CardiffUP’s publication activities, with Julie focusing on journal titles and Mark on monograph titles.
- In July Mark was confirmed as a new member of the Monograph Commissioning Panel, in accordance with his additional responsibilities.
- Also in July, we approved a sixth monograph for publication, Educators of Healthcare Professionals: Agreeing a Shared Purpose by Julie Browne et al. This is intended for publication in spring 2021.
- In November the journal New Readings was relaunched with issue 17(1), its first issue to be published under the CardiffUP imprint.
- Also in November, we published the long-awaited fourth CardiffUP monograph Reporting on Poverty: News Media Narratives and Third Sector Communications in Wales by Kerry Moore. The Welsh translation of this book, Adrodd ar Dlodi: Naratif y Cyfryngau Newyddion a Chyfathrebiadau’r Trydydd Sector yng Nghymru, was published simultaneously as our fifth monograph.
We’re delighted that some of the monographs and journal articles we’ve published in recent years will be submitted for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, demonstrating the excellent quality of academic research in Cardiff University and other higher education institutions across the UK. We look forward to publishing more monographs and articles in 2021: if you’d like to publish with us, please see our web pages for details.