About the Press 

Launched in 2014, ATLA’s open access mo​nograph​ imprint (books.atla.com) publishes books that are valuable resources for religion studies and theology scholars and librarians. Primary publication is in digital format (PDF and EPUB) available for download, print-on-demand copies may be available. English is the language of record and required for all submissions but authors from non-English speaking cultures may choose to also have their monographs made available in their native language. 

Subject areas covered by ATLA’s open monographs include bibliographies, histories, reference tools and professional aids. 

- Bibliographies: These volumes provide valuable tools for researchers and librarians by providing convenient and comprehensive access to prior research to researchers and theological librarians concerned with the study of world religions ranging from biblical studies to the sociology of religion. By bringing together diverse resources of scholarship in religious studies these monographs combine extensive citation of valuable sources with useful valuable contextual and evaluative annotations. These monographs serve as useful guides for religious scholars and theological librarians who seek to identify major works, issues of contention, and schools of thought that propel academic research. 

- Histories: These monographs not only document but also celebrate the lives of 19th and 20th century individuals important in the academic study of religion and theological librarianship. Providing scholars and theological librarians with insight on the path taken and issues arisen which have shaped the present scholarly environment in religion, these volumes provide an important context for understanding the present. 

- Reference Tools and Professional Aids: Designed to aid theological librarians and educators by covering topics ranging from librarianship and information sciences to pedagogy and research methodology, these monographs promote the development of knowledgeable and innovative professionals within the field of religious studies. 

- Other: This broader focus is designed to encourage new and creative studies of specialized topics of interest for the scholar and librarian of religious studies. ATLA seeks to encourage high-quality manuscripts that will contribute new perspectives or new areas of research on the topic of religion from any of numerous disciplines and methodologies.