In celebration of Theological Libraries Month, an author and two editors of recent Books@Atla Open Press volumes will share their experiences and perspectives on why open access publishing is important for theological librarians and for the support of teaching and learning in religion and theology.Read more about Webinar on Open Access Book Publishing
Books@Atla Open Press publishes open access works on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries. We seek to provide resources that guide and support innovative library services and enhance professional development. Titles published by the Press will fall within three areas: Scholarly Editions, Association Editions and Reprints
Scholarly Editions represent new and creative research on topics that impact what theological and religious studies librarians do and how they do it. Consideration and publication of works as Scholarly Editions requires submission of formal proposals as detailed in our submission guidelines and is subject to the review and approval by an Editorial Board that oversees the Scholarly Editions.
Association Editions assist theological and religious studies librarians in their day-to-day work and professional development and may include white papers, handbooks, and other reference-type materials. These works are written by, at the direction of, or in consultation with Atla's staff and often with the assistance of committees, task forces or outside experts.
Reprints are previously published print books that have value to the profession and are therefore deemed important to re-release as open access online editions. Reprints are selected at the discretion of Atla and are digitized and published in their original form with permission of the copyright holder where necessary.
Our Catalog is organized into Categories reflecting these three areas of publishing activity. Questions about Scholarly Editions should be directed to the Editorial Board at email@example.com; questions about Association Editions and Reprints may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.