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Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru: A Dictionary of the Welsh Language


First Edition: Volumes I-IV
The Full Set (Vol.1-4)
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4

Second Edition:

Part 1 (a – adwedd) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan & P. J. Donovan, 2003.
Part 2 (adwedd – anghlud) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan & P. J. Donovan, 2003.
Part 3 (anghludadwy – amaethyddes) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan & P. J. Donovan, 2004.
Part 4 (amaethyddiad – anafod) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan & P. J. Donovan, 2005.
Part 5 (anafod – anneinamig) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan & P. J. Donovan, 2005.
Part 6 (anneir – anweledig) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan & P. J. Donovan, 2006.
Part 7 (anweledig – arffedogaeth) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan & P. J. Donovan, 2006.
Part 8 (arffedogaeth – atchwelaf) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan & P. J. Donovan, 2007.
Part 9 (atchwelaf – bar) Editors – Gareth A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan & Andrew Hawke, 2009.
Part 10 (baranres – bil) Editor – Andrew Hawke, 2010.
Part 11 (bil – bôn) Editor – Andrew Hawke, 2012.
Part 12 (bôn – brig) Editor – Andrew Hawke, 2013.

Paperback – £9.99 ( £6.66 for subscribers). ISSN 0072-0542

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Claims Policy

We request that claims should be made within six months of publication.


Open Access

UWP is keeping up to date with developments in Open Access, and following closely HEFCE’e recent consultation for monographs, and RCUK mandates for journals.

We will post details of UWP’s OA policy soon, but in the interim journal editors should be aware of RCUK’s requirement that any journal articles based wholly or partly on RCUK-funded research are required to be published in OA. Journal editors are therefore requested to ensure that researchers submitting articles for acceptance should state clearly if their article is RCUK-funded and inform UWP; once accepted for publication in the journal, and on submission of the mansucript to UWP, journal editors should please state clearly on the table of contents which, if any articles, are required to be published in OA.

Open Access and Journal Articles (Post-2014 REF)

Journal Editors and contributors should be aware of requirements of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) regarding Open Access (OA) for journal articles accepted for publication after 1 April 2016, which are set out in HEFCE’s policy document for March 2014 (ref: 2014/07):


Please note that the version of record for deposit should be the author’s accepted and final peer-reviewed text, for non-commercial purposes.

The inclusion of third party material in the deposited article will be at the author/institution’s own risk. Authors should continue to ensure clearance of rights for third party material for print and e-publication in the usual way for the purposes of the version published by the University of Wales Press (UWP).

UWP’s policy is to require an embargo period of 18 months for Green OA, to begin on the last day in the month of publication of the print version.

UWP also welcomes submissions for Gold OA: if required, please contact the Commissioning Department at UWP to discuss an APC for your article.

Research Councils UK (RCUK) also has an OA requirement for articles which acknowledge RCUK funding; for further details see: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/outputs/

Please note that UWP’s journals will continue to accept and publish articles by authors without requirements for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) under pre-existing arrangements.

Any questions should be directed to the Commissioning Department.

Open Access and Monographs

Monographs, edited collections and other long-form publications are a very important part of the academic publishing world, and they hold particular importance for scholars in the humanities and social sciences. But many people tell us that monograph publishing is facing difficulties – sales are falling, costs are rising, and it is increasingly difficult for scholars to find an outlet for their work.

In planning an approach for open access and the next REF, we have received very clear advice that the monograph publishing world is not yet ready to support an open-access requirement. In response to this advice, we propose that publishing in an open-access form will not be required for monographs for them to be eligible for the next REF.

But we are very keen to understand the issues better and to support efforts to solve them wherever possible. We are optimistic about the potential for open-access publishing to help sustain scholarly communications in the humanities and social sciences, and we are confident that open-access monograph publishing will continue to grow over the coming years.

We are keeping a close monitor on the result of the autumn 2013 consultation on Open Access in respect of conference proceedings for the next REF, and will update this section as soon as we hear the news.

PDF versions of three of our books are available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. Click here to download:

FfugLen : Y Ddelwedd o’r Nofel Gymraeg o Ddechrau’r Chwedegau tan 1990
Los Invisibles A History of Male Homosexuality in Spain, 1850-1940
Ancrene Wisse : From Pastoral Literature to Vernacular Spirituality