Atla Partners with Cambridge University Press for Full-Text Agreement/
April 09, 2019
Atla is excited to announce a full-text agreement with Cambridge University Press (CUP) that will add six of their religion titles to the AtlaSerials® (Atlas®) and AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS®) collections. This agreement is the most recent step in a relationship that stretches back to Atla’s earliest indexing days. Three of the newly licensed titles (New Testament Studies, the Scottish Journal of Theology, and the Journal of Ecclesiastical History) were indexed in Atla’s first print bibliography back in 1949. Since then many more titles have been added to the index, now known as the Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB®), making CUP one of our most tenured partners.
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CUP has been publishing religion scholarship since 1584 and is one of the oldest and most trusted authorities in the field. They currently publish over 380 social science and humanities journals in addition to their extensive monograph publishing programs. CUP is widely recognized as a leader and innovator in the journal space, consistently publishing essential scholarship both in their long-running publications and in high-quality new ones. For religion researchers, the newer publications such as Politics and Religion and Religion and American Culture have made a scholarly impact in a short amount of time. Users of Atla products have often voiced their enthusiasm for CUP content, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to provide this essential scholarship in full text.
Six New Titles To Be Added to Atlas and Atlas PLUS
British Catholic History (Atlas)
BCH has been in print since 1951 and includes the predecessor titles Biographical Studies, 1534-1829 and Recusant History. It is an “a forum for innovative, vibrant, transnational, inter-disciplinary scholarship resulting from research on the history of British and Irish Catholicism at home and throughout the world.” Covering topics from the 15th Century through to the present day, BCH welcomes research from multiple points–both domestic and international–providing readers with a unique scope with which to view the subject area.
Journal of Ecclesiastical History (Atlas)
JEH is a leading scholarly publication on the history of Christianity. The journal’s vast scope covers “cultural, institutional, intellectual, political, social and any other relevant form of history; to all periods from ancient to modern; and to all regions of the world.” Covering such an immense subject area allows the journal to take both a high level and granular view, permitting it to include poignant, interesting, and varied research that will not be found elsewhere.
New Testament Studies (Atlas PLUS)
Published in conjunction with the STUDIORUM NOVI TESTAMENTI SOCIETAS, NTS is a leading publication in the field of New Testament Studies. One of the longest running journals on this subject, it covers all aspects of the field and attracts leading scholarship from New Testament scholars worldwide. NTS is published quarterly and “embraces exegetical, historical, literary-critical, sociological, theological and other approaches to the New Testament, including studies in its history of interpretation and effects.”
Politics and Religion (Atlas PLUS)
P&R is globally recognized as a preeminent chronicle of the relationship between religion and politics around the world. A relatively new journal, it was founded in 2008 and is published in conjunction with the American Political Science Association. The goal of the journal is deep, board, and globe-spanning coverage of two topics that are often inexorably entwined both throughout history and in the present day. The journal seeks “normative and empirical investigations of the public representation of religion, the religious and political institutions that shape religious presence in the public square, and the role of religion in shaping citizenship, broadly considered, as well as pieces that attempt to advance our methodological tools for examining religious influence in political life.”
Religious Studies (Atlas PLUS)
Founded in 1965, Religious Studies is a periodical dedicated to “the problems of the philosophy of religion as they arise out of classical and contemporary discussions and from varied religious traditions.” The journal is published semi-annually and contains content related to the philosophy of religion.
Religion and American Culture (Atlas PLUS)
Started in 1998 R&AC is a scholarly examination of the intersection of religion and other facets of American culture. The journal is “devoted to promoting the ongoing scholarly discussion of the nature, terms, and dynamics of religion in America” and offers specific scholarship on this societal interplay that cannot be found in other publications.
Scottish Journal of Theology (Atlas PLUS)
Contrary to its name, the SJT is not all about Scotland. An international journal founded in 1948, it has become one’s of the world’s leading theological journals. SJT is published quarterly, generating a significant volume of research every year. According to the journal’s website, SJT “provides an ecumenical forum for debate, and engages in extensive reviewing of theological and biblical literature.”
All quotes taken from the journal home pages at Cambridge University Press.
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