The Dovetail journal was originally a postgraduate initiative in the School of English Literature at Bangor University. This was brought into being under the founding editorship of Rebecca Butler in 2014. Previous endeavours by staff and students at Bangor towards this end are appreciated and these took place from around 2010-14 and are noted below. From 2015 The Dovetail journal has expanded in scope under the guidance of Alison Metoudi to include other texts within creative arts and media. The second issue, Phenomenology, Literature, Creative Arts and Media 2016 was published online along with a luxury colour printed version for the first time by Alison Metoudi (General Editor from October 2015). The help and support of the 2016 editorial team and peer panel were a vital support, in particular the assistance of Isra'a Khlaif Fadel Alqallab. From 2015 The National Library of Wales added The Dovetail journal both in print and online to its collection.

Alison was based at Bangor University for a period and is now the recipient of the Aberdeen-Curtin Collaborative Scholarship based at the University of Aberdeen (2017-20). She continues to lead the development of The Dovetail journal along with the help and support of the editorial and peer-review team comprising a range of experts in different disciplines from multiple universities.

The aim of the journal is to span a greater spread of fields across creative arts and writing, including music, art, film, theatre and screenwriting, and as such to continue with a vision of cross-disciplinary integration where creative practice and critical analysis conjoin.

The journal links peers from different universities across the UK, Europe, Australia and the US inviting international collaboration and an outward looking sensibility. Academics, creative practice-based researchers and postgraduates are invited to participate and join the team as the journal expands in scope towards future cross-disciplinary research in both creative and critical practice. The current edition is supported by the following postgraduates; Alison Metoudi, Alys Conran, Isra'a Khlaif Fadel Alqallab, Matthias Wurz, Logan Labrune, Homan Yousofi, Neslihan Onder Ozdemir, Ewgene Rosario Templonuevo, Marco Manis and Jamie Alcock. Academic staff who supported issue 2 are from various universities across the UK, Australia, Europe and the US. These are; Professor Raluca Radulescu, Dr. Siôn Aled Owen and Dr. Aled Llion Jones (Welsh Editors), Professor Kerstin Stutterheim, Dr. Craig Batty, Professor Edward A. Ortiz, Dr. Cristina Formenti, Dr. Stefano Baschiera, Dr. Jamie Sherry, Dr. Lyle Skains, John Finnegan, Dr. Declan Keeney, Alexandra Kapka, David Grant, Dr. Kurt Taroff, Dr. Aoife Mc Grath, Kate Lawrence, Dr. Branwen Davies, Professor Christian Thomas Leitmeir, Dr. Andrew Lewis, Dr. John Cunningham, Dr. Hana Vlhová-Wöerner, Dr. Jochen Eisentraut, Katherine Betteridge, Andrew Smith, Dr. Karen Heald, Dr. Jonathan Ervine, Dr. Anna Saunders, Clara Cotroneo, Dr. Emily Troscianko, Dr. Brendan O’Connell, Dr. K. DeAnn Bell, Dr. Andrew Webb, Dr. Samuel Rogers, Andrew Jeffrey and Dr. Skoulding. Thanks go to all staff and researchers at Bangor University and collaborators at a national and international level without whom it would have been impossible to go forward.

The idea of the journal was instigated by Professor Raluca Radulescu who envisioned a cross-disciplinary journal as far back as 2010. The first issue was published in December 2014, with the help of academic staff and postgraduates from the School of English Literature. Rebecca Butler, produced the inaugural issue 'Science and Literature', completing her role as General Editor by the start of the new academic term in October 2015. The Dovetail: Issue 1, was supported by the following postgraduates; Rebecca Butler, Joan Travers Simon, Jamie Alcock, Ambra Finotello, Daisy Le Helloco. Academic staff who supported the first issue were; Professor Raluca Radulescu, Dr. Zoë Skoulding, Dr. Kachi Ozumba, Professor Andrew Hiscock, Dr. Stephen Colclough who sadly passed away in October 2015, Dr. Samuel Rogers, Sam Foster (IT), Myfyr Prys and Dr. DeAnn Bell.

Thanks go to staff and postgraduates who as forerunners, discussed, promoted and prepared a prototype website for The Dovetail in 2010, prior to the inaugural publication later in 2014. These are Dr. Anastasija Ropa, Dr. Majed Kraishan, Matthew MacLeod, Dr. Samuel Rogers, Tom Dewhurst and Zoé Perrenoud.