UK-based Taylor & Francis (T&F) has long been a guiding force in the world of academic publishing. A prominent producer of books and journals since 1852, they currently publish more than 2,700 journals and 7,000 new books each year. Their backlist is also extensive, containing over 140,000 titles spanning 136 years in both print and digital formats. Initially a leader in STEM publications, T&F has thrived over time by continuing to diversify their content relationships through a balance of acquisitions and top-tier original content. Their acquisition of the humanities publisher Routledge in 1999 helped make them a leader in the social sciences as well. Since then the humanities, and fortunately for us, the religion list has grown significantly and contains many subject-leading titles sought after by scholars in this space. ATLA is very pleased to be partnered with T&F for a ten-title full-text agreement, containing many of those exceptional journals. All the licensed titles are described below and are available now in ATLAS PLUS®.
Contemporary Buddhism: An Interdisciplinary Journal
This journal focuses on the current state and influence of Buddhism. Curating articles from authors across all aspects of academia, the journal aims to keep a finger on the pulse of issues related to the subject around the world. According to the T&F website, the journal “examines the historical, doctrinal, literary, social, political, developments that have formed contemporary versions of Buddhism, East and West.” Contemporary Buddhism is a steadfast resource for scholars looking for a global view of the subject.
Culture and Religion
Arising from the intersection of two perpetually intertwined subjects, Culture and Religion is focused on the historical significance surrounding these two often inseparable arenas of history. The journal seeks investigative articles from scholars in a vast range of fields, including anthropology, post-colonial studies, gender studies, as well as cross-cultural and religion studies. According to the T&F website, the journal aims to expose “why cultural studies have hitherto neglected the significance of religious manifestations in cross-cultural perspectives, and define ways in which the discipline of religious studies needs to engage with other areas of contemporary critical, cultural, and anthropological theory.” Culture and Religion is an excellent resource for a wide range of studies in this area.
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
IJPR sits at the intersection of religion and science. Publishing a combination of reports, empirical studies, and commentary, the journal aims to present psychological studies of religious processes and phenomena across all traditions. According to the journal’s website, topics range from the “social psychology of religion, religious development, conversion, religious experience, religion and social attitudes and behavior, religion and mental health, and psychoanalytic and other theoretical interpretations of religion.” Extensive in its coverage and wide in scope, IJPR is a go-to for coverage of psychology and religion.
International Journal of Children’s Spirituality
IJCS is a journal covering issues relating to spirituality in children and young adults, with the goal of being a forum for discussion across disciplines and professions. Articles cover the expression and development of spirituality in young people from a wide range of perspectives including researchers, scholars, and practitioners. The journal is sponsored by the International Association of Children’s Spirituality.
International Journal of Philosophy and Theology
IJPT, formerly Bijdragen, is a journal aimed at stimulating discussion between various traditions of philosophy and theology. Originally published in Dutch, the journal is now mostly in English with translations included when necessary. Articles cover “philosophy, especially philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and philosophical ethics, and systematic theology, for example, fundamental theology, dogmatic and moral theology.” In print since 1938, this long-running thought-provoking journal can be found in ATLAS PLUS.
Journal of Early Christian History
JECH is a journal focusing on early Christian and Byzantine history, with a special focus on these themes from a South African and wider African context. Always looking for new and interesting scholarship in this field, the journal publishes studies incorporating numerous methodologies, interdisciplinary research, and contextual trajectories. Articles specifically cover studies in Byzantium, New Testament, Patristics, and Late Ancient Studies and can include Classics, Old Testament, and Septuagint studies as well.
Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
In print since 1979, JMMA is produced by the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs. A highly influential journal, it is currently the only publication in academia with a specific focus on the study of Muslim people in non-Muslim societies. According to the journal website, its aim is to be a “forum for frank but responsible discussion of issues relating to the life of Muslims in non-Muslim societies.” JMMA contains original articles “addressing the minority condition from the historical, demographic, social, and economic perspective.”
Journal of Religious & Theological Information
JRTI is a journal targeted at bibliographers, librarians, and scholars in the field of religion. The journal seeks articles in the field of information studies as it relates religion and associated fields. JRTI is a go-to for the most recent scholarship on theological librarian practices and research.
Religion is a journal focused on publishing original scholarship in the field of comparative religion. Interdisciplinary by design, it has a strong adherence to publishing “significant, novel research” in the field. Explore the full backfile now in ATLAS PLUS.
Religious Education is the publication of the Religious Education Association. The journal “offers an interfaith forum for exploring religious identity, formation, and education in faith communities, academic disciplines and institutions, and public life and the global community.” The main pillars of study within the journal are:
- Religious Education in Faith Communities
- Religious Education in Public Life and the Global Community
- Religious Education in Academic Disciplines and Institutions
This journal is a go-to for researchers, teachers, practitioners, and scholars in the world of education.