PEER REVIEW PROCESS

All submissions to be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed sections of Theological Librarianship will be subject to a double blind peer review process, i.e. the reviewers will not know the identity of the author(s) and the author(s) will not know the identity of the reviewers. All other submissions to the journal (essays, columns, reviews, etc.) will be subject to review by the editorial board. 

PUBLICATION FREQUENCY

The journal is published twice a year in April and October. 

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

Theological Librarianship provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors will never be charged to submit or publish a manuscript through Theological Librarianship and all articles will be published under Creative Commons licenses. 

ARCHIVING

This publication is archived to the current standard of preservation and disaster recovery best practices utilizing online and off line backups at secure on site and off site locations.

COPYRIGHT

As a condition of publication in Theological Librarianship all authors agree to the following terms of licensing/copyright ownership:

  • First publication rights to original work accepted for publication is granted to Theological Librarianship but copyright for all work published in the journal is retained by the author(s).
  • Works published in Theological Librarianship will be distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License (CC-BY-NC International 4.0). By granting a CC-BY-NC license in their work, authors retain copyright ownership of the work, but they give explicit permission for others to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the work, as long as the original source and author(s) are properly cited (i.e. a complete bibliographic citation and link to the Theological Librarianship website) and the use is for noncommercial purposes. No permission is required from the author(s) or the publishers for such use. 
  • Authors may enter into separate, additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version of the work, with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Theological Librarianship.
  • Authors are permitted to post their work online in institutional/disciplinary repositories or on their own websites. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in Theological Librarianship as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final publisher's PDF) should include a citation and link to the journal's website.

It will be the responsibility of the authors to secure all necessary copyright permissions for the use of 3rd-party materials in their manuscript. Authors will be required to provide written evidence of this permission upon acceptance of their manuscript. 

PRIVACY STATEMENT

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed  and non-peer reviewed academic or scholarly serial publications.  It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

This publication’s editorial team and Atla staff use this data to guide their work in publishing and improving this publication. Data that will assist in developing the OJS publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this publication, Atla, or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Those involved in editing, publishing and hosting this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design.