Happy New Year to all our readers and followers!
2022 has been another eventful year for CardiffUP, with some really encouraging new developments. We published three monographs in the space of five months – you can find out more about them in this post – and we accepted another one for publication later this year. We’ve also launched a new journal, the 13th title in our journal portfolio.
Here are some highlights of our last 12 months:
- Following an excellent response to the call for expressions of interest in membership of the CardiffUP Editorial Board last January, we welcomed nine new members in the first half of the year. Staff and students step down from the Board every now and then, as their careers develop and change – although we’re sorry to see them leave, opportunities then arise to refresh the membership. The different areas of specialist knowledge and experience that our new members have brought to the Board during 2022 are proving invaluable.
- The current sub-groups of the Board, one for monographs and the other for strategy and advocacy, have also been re-energised by the addition of two new members each.
- In May, we published our seventh monograph, The face-to-face principle: science, trust, democracy and the internet by Harry Collins et al.
- This was followed in August by our eighth one, Digital supply chain transformation: emerging technologies for sustainable growth, editedby Yingli Wang and Stephen Pettit.
- October saw the publication of our ninth monograph, Divine descent and the four world-ages in the Mahābhārata: or, why does the Kṛṣṇa avatāra inaugurate the worst yuga? by Simon Brodbeck.
- In September, we officially launched the Journal of Ammonia Energy (JAE) at the 1st Symposium on Ammonia Energy, hosted by Cardiff University. This is the first CardiffUP journal from the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, and its inaugural issue is due for publication next May.
- Throughout the year, the Strategy and Advocacy sub-group of our Editorial Board has been improving the visibility of CardiffUP and building support for it within Cardiff University. This has been achieved by holding meetings with key stakeholders, organising exhibitor stands at conferences and other events on campus, exploring new funding and partnership opportunities, and informal networking.
We look forward to expanding our range of publications and developing CardiffUP further in 2023. If you’re interested in submitting your work for possible publication with us, please read the submission guidelines on our website and contact us with any queries you may have.