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 Press fall within three categories: Scholarly Editions, Practice Editions and Reprints:
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
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 the American Theological Library Association’s staff with the assistance of committees, task forces or outside experts.
Questions about Association Editions should be directed to ATLA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.