Cardiff University Press’ Review of 2017

As we begin 2018, we’ve been looking back at our activities over the last 12 months. It was certainly an eventful year for us! Here are some highlights:

  • In January, we focussed our attention on our mission to support the professionalisation of students. Harriet Gordon and Evelina Kazakevičiūtė, who are both studying for their PhDs at Cardiff University, were welcomed onto the Press Editorial Board as our first ever Student Representatives.  We also conducted an informal survey among our editorial teams to find out more about aspects of student engagement in our publications. At the end of the month, our newest student-led journal was launched – The British Student Doctor.
  • In March, we received final confirmation that funding had been approved to establish monograph printing. We spent the next few months assessing suppliers against our needs.
  • In April, the journal Asian Literature and Translation was relaunched as a Cardiff University Press title. Three days later we accepted two new titles for publication: the Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies and our first series of working papers, the Design Research Working Paper Series.  As a result, all three Cardiff University Colleges were represented in our publications portfolio for the very first time.
  • In May, we held our fascinating and very enjoyable Publications Showcase and first Editors’ Forum, bringing together representatives from all of our editorial teams in one place.
  • In June, we had another journal relaunch, with the first issue of Romantic Textualities to be published by the Press.
  • In July, we signed our Partner Press contract with Ubiquity Press.
  • In October, our portfolio of publications and our website were successfully transferred over to the Ubiquity Press hosting platform. We also launched this blog!
  • In December, we accepted a second working paper series for publication, Attic Inscriptions in UK Collections. We were also pleased to welcome a new member to our Editorial Board: Dr Dylan Foster Evans, Head of the School of Welsh here at Cardiff University.

2018 is undoubtedly going to be just as busy, with lots of new things happening. We’ll keep you informed on this blog site!


Call for contributions: Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies

Cardiff University Press welcomes the forthcoming publication of the Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies (JCaDS), a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the computer-assisted study of language in use as a vehicle of communication. Edited by an international team of scholars led by Professor Alan Partington of the University of Bologna (Italy), JCaDS breaks new ground as the first linguistics journal to fully embrace the principles of open science, offering not only open access to the journal’s articles but also open data that can be reanalysed and reused. In addition to original empirical research, JCaDS will publish reviews of books, software tools and corpora.

The journal is inviting contributions for its first issue, due in summer 2018.
It will consider original research articles using corpus techniques for the systematic examination of naturally-occurring language in specific settings and contexts. You can find the full call details here: JCaDS Call for Contributions. For further guidance please visit

JCaDS also invites reviews of books, corpus software tools and corpora. Please contact the book review editor Sylvia Jaworska at, with details of your proposed review.

To discuss potential special issues in 2019 and beyond, please contact the editorial team at

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