Our goal is to provide quality academic publications that are priced fairly and sustainably in the fields of humanities and the social sciences, education and policy, and language teaching and learning. We publish academic books and journals, professional books, textbooks, and we will be releasing our new non-academic imprint, CDG Books very shortly.
Our journal publications are all open access and available to readers around the world for free regardless of their socioeconomic situations. Our books are produced using the most reasonable costings that we can but without sacrificing quality. In more affluent countries, libraries pay for rather expensive subscriptions from major publishing conglomerates which academics in these institutions can benefit from, but there are numerous academics from institutions in less developed countries that simply do not have the financial ability to pay for these subscriptions.
It is our goal to produce high quality publications that are produced and priced fairly for everyone so that people in academia or in industry, full-time and part-time students, people who are considering further study, or just people who wish to better themselves can access them.
Our Dedication to Quality
We are aware of the image that is often associated with open access journals as vanity publishing or lower quality, but we are strongly opposed to this with our publications. Books will only be published once they have been through a stringent review process, and all of our journals have their own independent editorial boards that ensure quality of the articles that are published, and all published issues are submitted for inclusion in recognised indexing agencies.
Castledown has zero tolerance for plagiarism or inappropriate practice in conducting or disseminating research, and we will pursue all legal options open to us should such instances be found.
Selected Books & Journal Articles
Becoming a language teacher
A practical guide to second language learning and teaching
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]
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]
Global leadership at work
The global fitness approach
Helen Spencer-Oatey, Peter Franklin, Domna Lazidou (2021)
Workplaces are increasingly ‘going global,' with growing numbers of multicultural and multilingual employees and with widespread international liaison (for sales, joint projects and so on). Success in ... [more]
A developmental framework for online language teaching skills
Ursula Stickler, Regine Hampel, Martina Emke
Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics Published 30 April, 2020, Volume 3(1), pp. 133-151.
Language learning and activation in and beyond the classroom
Julie Choi, David Nunan
Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics Published 31 August, 2018, Volume 1(2), pp. 49-63.
An essay on internationalism in foreign language education
Intercultural Communication Education Published 22 August, 2018, Volume 1(2), pp. 64-82.
Then and now: Themes in language assessment research
Language Education & Assessment Published 25 July, 2018, Volume 1(1), pp. 3-8.
Insights from replication on the factors affecting task engagement in mobile-based learning activities
Technology in Language Teaching & Learning Published 28 June, 2019, Volume 1(1), pp. 33-51.