Consideration of new titles to be included in ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) and ATLASerials PLUS™ (ATLAS PLUS™) is ongoing by ATLA staff and is based on the following criteria:

  • The content of a journal must be appropriate for inclusion in the ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) to be considered for inclusion in a full-text product.

  • Overall contribution a given title would make to the product. 

  • Intended audience -- that is, whether the journal is chiefly aimed at theology school faculty and students, researchers in college and university religious programs, religious leaders, laity, and/or the general public.

  • Subject matter compared to the scope of the product-that is, whether the primary focus of the journal deepens or expands the coverage of the full text. 

  • Recommendations by scholars, clergy, librarians, and other audiences.

  • Current publication or historical value.

  • Coverage in other full-text databases.

  • Frequency and amount of citation usage for that journal by users of the ATLA RDB.

To recommend a journal for inclusion, send the title with ISSN and publisher information, including contact information for the legal owner of the journal if known, to contentdevelopment@atla.com or recommendations may also be sent to:

Content Development

American Theological Library Association

300 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2100

Chicago, IL, 60606

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