About Castledown

Castledown was founded in 2017 in an effort to work towards academic equality by providing the highest quality research publications for readers—be they students, academics, or in industry—all over the world and to make this as accessible as possible to everyone. We are a new publisher, but we remain independent and seek out titles to meet the needs of readers rather than for profit-making. We have offices in Melbourne, London, and New York, meaning that we provide authors with an international distribution network for all titles that we publish.

Our Commitment to Quality in Publishing

Any work that is published must go through a review process by both internal editors and independent external specialists in the field. All reviewers are selected by experienced senior academics in the respective fields, and we are proud of the finished product of everything that we publish. We believe it is the duty of the publisher as much as it is of the author to ensure that quality is maintained at all times, and we will always strive to our utmost to achieve this. We abide by the core practices outlined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and will not tolerate any form of academic dishonesty or inappropriate practice.

We conduct biennial independent external reviews on all publications, including every journal and book title, to ensure that we are keeping our promises regarding publication quality. Although we endeavour to make sure that nothing will get published in the first place unless it meets our standards, if there are any areas where we find shortcomings, we will take measures to improve upon these immediately.

At Castledown, we strive to ensure that our publications are synonymous with quality, fairness, and openness, so that all authors of publications that carry our name can be assured that they are getting the very best that we can offer, and that the Castledown brand is one that they can be proud to be associated with.

New Book Titles

Becoming a language teacher

Becoming a language teacher
A practical guide to second language learning and teaching
2nd ed.
Elaine K. Horwitz (2020)

Elaine K. Horwitz gives pre- and in-service teachers the skills they need to meet the needs of all language learners in today's diverse classrooms-while encouraging them to develop a personal approach... [more]

Megatrends in education

Megatrends in education
Beata L. Webb (2021)

The studies of trends in education are often undertaken by governments and national educational institutions with a global reach such as the Centre for Global Higher Education or British Council in the ... [more]

Insights into technology and autonomy in language teaching

Insights into technology and autonomy in language teaching
Chun Lai (2022)

This book aims to provide a critical analysis of the relationship of technology and learner and teacher autonomy, highlighting two major principles: 1) technology is not neutral and may both benefit and ... [more]


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