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 or recommendations may also be sent to:

Content Development

American Theological Library Association

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Chicago, IL, 60606