Focus on Europe: Atla Continuing Content Expansion/
September 03, 2020
As part of our ongoing strategic initiatives, Atla has been continuously working to diversify our reach and inclusion of content, membership, and users. Similar to other regions and other religions, Atla is working to include in its research tools both scholarship about religion and theology in Europe, as well as religion and theology scholarship developed throughout Europe.
In order to do this, the Atla team continues to cultivate several long-standing relationships, as well as develop new relationships with key religion and theology publishers, scholars, and associations throughout Europe. These relationships help the Atla team stay current with European publishing, scholarship, and academic efforts in the religion and theology space. Below is a spotlight on these global collaboration efforts.
Frankfurt Book Fair
Since 2012, Atla has attended the Frankfurt Book Fair. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest trade fair for books, as well as the most important fair for international book rights licensing, attracting over 250,000 people each year. Although Atla had worked with many European publishers prior to attending the fair for the first time in 2012, Frankfurt offers an exceptional opportunity to expand existing relationships and develop new ones with publishers across Europe.
Meetings in Frankfurt opened the door to broad expansions of existing agreements with respected publishers like Brill, Oxford University Press, SAGE, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley. The meetings also opened the doors to new agreements with European publishers such as Cambridge University Press, De Gruyter, EOS Verlag, Gregorian & Biblical Press, Herder, Mohr Siebeck, Peeters Publishers, and Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Annual participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair is a cornerstone of sustaining and expanding agreements with the top academic publishers in Europe.
BETH (Bibliothèques Européennes de Théologie)
For more than twenty years, Atla has collaborated with BETH (Bibliothèques Européennes de Théologie), an ecumenical association of European national theological library organizations, as well as single libraries. Its members together represent nearly 1,500 libraries, reaching into every corner of Europe. BETH builds support and promotes cooperation amongst its member libraries to help stimulate library development and preserve the rich cultural patrimony found in the theological and ecclesiastical libraries of Europe. Through this partnership, Atla is able to collaborate with hundreds of European theological libraries to enhance, promote, and review Atla’s research tools.
EuARe (European Academy of Religion)
Atla has participated in the annual conference for the European Academy of Religion (EuARe) since the inaugural meeting in Bologna in 2017. Launched under the patronage of the European Parliament, EuARe is a multinational research initiative that operates as an exchange platform for scholars, universities, research organizations, and academic publishers. By participating in the annual conference, the Atla team has been able to build relationships with scholars and publishers from Europe and beyond, sharing and learning best practices and latest developments in scholarly resources and the state of religion and its associated discourse in Europe.
Atla exhibits annually at the Society for Biblical Literature International Meeting, most recently in Rome (2019), Helsinki (2018), and Berlin (2017). At the annual meeting, the Atla team not only has the opportunity to connect with scholars from across the globe to learn more about their research, discover new content, and share the latest developments on Atla’s research tools; but also is able to connect with key European publishers and stay up-to-date on their most recent publications. These meetings greatly contribute to content development for Atla’s research tools.
Facts & Figures
The European content included across all of Atla’s research tools includes:
- 440+ titles
- 90+ open access titles
- 220+ indexed back to volume 1 / issue 1
- 340+ peer reviewed titles
- With 28 countries:
- In 29 languages:
Highlighted Journals in Atla Research Tools
In addition to relationships with prestigious European publishing houses, Atla cultivates relationships with journals published by learned societies, institutes, and universities across Europe.
Below is a list highlighting a few of these journals and their associated publishing bodies:
- Studi sull’Oriente Cristiano by Accademia Angelica Costantiniana (Italy)
- Bogoslovska Smotra (Ephemerides Theologicae Zagrabienses) and Croatica Christiana Periodica by Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
- Approaching Religion, Nordisk Judaistik, and Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis by Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History (Finland)
- Teologia Polityczna by Fundacja Swietego Mikolaja (Poland)
- Baptistic Theologies and Journal of European Baptist Studies by IBTS Centre Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- Bulletin de Littérature Ecclésiastique and Recherches Philosophiques by Institut Catholique de Toulouse (France)
- Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia and Ius Canonicum by Universidad de Navarra (Spain)
- Theologika Reflexe by Univerzita Karlova Praze (Czech Republic)
- European Journal for Philosophy of Religion by Verein zur Förderung der Fachzeitschrift (Germany)
Download a PDF of the full list of titles relevant to European content included across all Atla digital tools.
For a full list of available titles in Atla’s research tools, please visit Atla Products Title Lists.
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