ATLA has partnered with religion publishers in Finland for many years, across the scope of our products. One of our first relationships was with the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, which publishes Temenos – Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion.
In print since 1965 and in our full-text collection ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) since 2014, Temenos was established as a joint publication of the learned societies of Comparative Religion in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden as a way for scholars to exchange research. Historically specializing in Scandinavia religion scholarship, Temenos has since expanded their scope to, in their words, “capture the actual intellectual climate in which present-day scholars of religion and culture work, not only in the Nordic countries but throughout the world” (Temenos Website). Temenos is peer-reviewed open access and has been a long-time trusted source of scholarship in its space. ATLA is excited to have had such a longstanding relationship with this journal.
On the indexing front, ATLA has also partnered with the Donner Institute for the indexing of three important titles in the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®): Approaching Religion, Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, and Nordisk Judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies. The institute was founded in 1959 with the mission to “promote scientific research in religious and cultural history” (Donner Website) within the Åbo Akademi University Foundation of Turku.
True to the mission, each affiliated publication provides unique research and scholarship in religion. Approaching Religion specializes in current research across a broad spectrum of religion from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Founded in 2011, it is published twice a year to an international audience. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis is the conference publication of the Donner Institute. It has been in print annually since 1967 and is a chronicle of the papers, research, and collaborations presented at Donner-organized events such as conferences and symposiums. Because of this, many respected researchers in the field of religion have published articles in Scripta at one time or another.
Nordisk Judaistik has, for many years, been the primary publication in the area of Scandinavian Jewish studies. A strictly academic journal, it was founded in 1975 and published twenty-six volumes before taking a hiatus in 2008. It was relaunched in 2016 and continues to publish annually. ATLA is grateful for our long-standing collaboration with the Donner Institute and their publishing program.
Nordic Forum of Sino-Western Studies
ATLA also indexes the International Journal of Sino-Western Studies in the ATLA RDB. Founded in 2011, the journal is published twice a year by the Nordic Forum of Sino-Western Studies in both Chinese and English. The journal’s mission is to promote “Sino-Western dialogue, research, and enhancement of scholarly activities” (IJSWS Website). They are based in Helsinki.
ATLA is excited to be working with scholars, institutes, and publishers based in Finland and looks forward to continuing to share their research through our products. ATLA will be at theSBL International Meeting in Helsinki from July 30 – August 3. We invite you to come by our booth and learn more!