The WISERD publications series’ publicises and disseminates social science research relevant to Wales and Welsh issues. In addition, the series aims to: promote and facilitate an evidence based approach to policy making; encourage and stimulate discussion on substantive and methodological issues; and contribute to the advancement of knowledge within the social sciences more generally. Submissions are invited for inclusion within the following series:
WISERD Working Papers
The aim of WISERD Working Papers is to share emergent ideas, from advances in research methods; methodological development and innovation; to data; analyses and argument. They are flexible in terms of format and length and can provide a route to developing ideas prior to publication in an academic journal.
WISERD Research Reports
WISERD Research Reports are short and accessible summaries of research projects. The Research Reports series aims to disseminate the research findings to both academic and non-academic audiences. They provide straightforward, non-technical and critical overviews of projects, findings and highlights.
The following have been relseased as part of the WISERD Research Report publication series:
WISERD Data Resources
This series of publications is primarily aimed at providing opportunities for disseminating technical resources, tools and manuals designed to advance the generation, management and access to social science data. The editorial team welcome submissions from WISERD colleagues, partners and linked academics. Queries, suggestions and submissions should be forwarded to the editorial team in the first instance.
The following have been released as part of the WISERD Data Resource publication series:
WISERD Policy Briefings
WISERD Policy Briefings are short papers, designed to appeal to a non-expert audience. The briefings provide policy-makers with concise summaries of research findings, linked to key policy issues. The aims of the series are to: provide reliable, relevant information for policy-makers in current issues; strengthen the capacity of WISERD partner institutions to contribute to policy debate and evidence; and provide opportunities for dialogue on policy debates at Wales, UK and international levels.
WISERD Methods Briefings
Please email submissions to the series above to WISERD@cardiff.ac.uk. Please include the following information in the body of the email:
Guidelines for Authors
Click here to download the guidelines for authors.
As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.