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    Research integrity


    Our philosophy at Cardiff University Press is ‘Rigour, Diversity and Relevance’. We are committed to academic publishing excellence, and our governance model ensures adherence to the rigour and high standards associated with traditional academic publishing.

    Open Access and licences

    We are a Diamond Open Access publisher for journals, offering all our journal content free of charge to readers. We do not charge authors and editors for publishing journals with us, but publishing books, reports and other monographs incurs charges.

    We apply Open Access Creative Commons licences to all publications. For journal content, we recommend the CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) licence.  Authors and editors of books, reports and other monographs can choose between the CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) or CC BY-NC-ND licences for each volume.

    Research data statement

    The University Research Integrity and Governance Code of Practice policy which was approved by the Senate in April 2015 includes requirements for open data and states:

    “Subject to legal, ethical and commercial constraints, all publicly funded research outputs and data should be made openly available in a timely and responsible manner and in an appropriate format at the end of the research project.”

    Cardiff University researchers can contact opendata@cardiff.ac.uk for more information.


    The Oxford English Dictionary* defines plagiarism as “the action or practice of taking someone else's work, idea, etc., and passing it off as one's own; literary theft”. 

    At Cardiff University Press, we do not tolerate plagiarism of any kind in our publications. We fight plagiarism by:

    1. Reminding journal and series editors that they have a responsibility to ensure no plagiarised content is published in their journals and series
    2. Ensuring that every author of a monograph, journal article or paper signs a declaration that no plagiarised content has been included in their submitted work
    3. Remaining vigilant and using our own subject knowledge and experience to identify and call out any suspected instances of plagiarism in work submitted to us
    4. Organising rigorous peer reviews of all submissions, conducted by knowledgeable reviewers who are familiar with previous works on the subject in question and can spot obvious examples of plagiarism
    5. Reserving the right to use Turnitin software where appropriate, which is designed to highlight possible instances of plagiarism
    6. Advising others on the use of Turnitin as and when required.

    If you suspect that published content on this website has been plagiarised from a previous source, or that a later publication has plagiarised published content on this website, please inform us as soon as possible so that action can be taken.

    *Simpson, J. and Weiner, E., eds. (1989) The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Available at: https://www.oed.com/ [Accessed 4th September 2019]

    Peer review

    All our publications follow the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. You can find out more about our peer review policy and procedures here.

    Archiving and preservation

    We currently host all our content on Ubiquity Press hosting platforms. We also deposit the full text of all Cardiff University Press publications in ORCA, the University’s institutional repository.

    ORCA displays download statistics, altmetrics and Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science citation data. Reports are also available via our hosting platform, and basic statistics of DOI usage are available via Crossref, our DOI agency.

    We have signed an agreement with Portico to preserve our content, and we send this content direct to them after publication.  The British Library harvests our publications through Portico.  We are in the process of registering with Sherpa Romeo and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). This will provide even higher levels of preservation security and increase the visibility of our publications.

    Cardiff University Press is a fully Open Access publisher of academic research. Copyright of the articles published by Cardiff University Press is retained by the original copyright owner.

    All work is published with a Creative Commons licence and the licence is clearly indicated in the article or monograph PDF.

    Authors are permitted, without embargo, to deposit their articles and monographs (including pre-prints and post-prints) online, e.g. in institutional repositories, in pre-print servers or on their webpages, as long as they link to the published version via DOI when the DOI becomes available.