About the Press 
The open access monograph publishing program was conceived in 2014 as a means of publishing open access books that were relevant to the study and practice of theological librarianship.  Currently the mission of the program is publication of 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 Atla Open Press fall within three categories: Scholarly Editions, Practice Editions and Reprints: 

Scholarly Editions
Books published as Scholarly Editions represent new and creative research on topics that impact what theological librarians do and how they do it. Consideration and publication of works as Scholarly Editions require submission of formal proposals as detailed at https://books.atla.com/atlapress/about/submissions and are subject to the review and approval by an Editorial Board that oversees the review, selection, editing and publication of books as Scholarly Editions. The Editorial Board aims to select and publish 3-4 new titles per year.

Questions about Scholarly Editions should be directed to the Editorial Board at openbooks@myatla.org.

Association Editions
These works aim to assist theological 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 or at the direction of Atla’s staff with the assistance of committees, task forces or outside experts.

Questions about Association Editions should be directed to Atla at memberrep@atla.com. 

Reprints
These previously published print books have been deemed to have value to the profession of theological librarianship and therefore 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.

Open Access Policy and Copyright
Titles published with Atla Open Press are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license (CC-BY-NC 4.0 International) unless otherwise specified. Readers are welcome to download, copy, share, and modify works provided that full attribution to the original work is given and reuse is not for commercial purposes.

Copyright in Scholarly Editions is held by the author; copyright in Association Editions is held by Atla. Copyright in reprints remains with the original copyright holder with permission granted to Atla to make the digital version of the work available open access under the CC-BY-NC license.

Works will be made available in EPUB and PDF format with some titles also available as Print on Demand for a reasonable price.

Atla Open Press - Preservation Policy

The content published here is archived to the current standard of preservation and disaster recovery best practices utilizing online and off line backups at secure on site and off site locations.

Atla Open Press – Privacy Policy

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this site falls within the scope of the standard functioning of scholarly publishing.  It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

The Press’s editorial team and Atla staff use this data to guide their work in publishing and improving this publication. Data that will assist in developing the OMP publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this the Press, Atla, or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Those involved in editing, publishing and hosting this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design.