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Atla Open Press: Theological Librarianship

This guide provides information for authors, prospective authors, readers and editors of the publications of Atla Open Press

Summary

TL's editorial workflow can be visualized in four stages: Recruitment, Review, Layout, and Release. Click the links below for further details.

Recruitment

The editorial board is responsible for actively soliciting content for upcoming issues.

  1. The editorial board organizes forums, contests, and other special features as appropriate.
  2. Editors use channels at their disposal to distribute CfPs.
  3. The reviews editor seeks out titles for review and connects these with reviewers.

Review

Editors and peer reviewers are responsible for reviewing submissions and working with authors to ensure quality.

  1. The EiC assigns incoming submissions to editors.
  2. Editors make an initial assessment for focus and quality.
  3. Editors assign peer reviewers to submissions.
  4. After receiving peer review feedback, editors record a decision.
  5. The EiC then conducts a brief review and sends the submission to layout.

Layout

Atla staff are responsible for layout and design. The editorial board is responsible for selecting a cover image. The EiC is responsible for providing editorial content and finalizing the order of contents.

  1. The layout editor generates individual article galleys and notifies editors when these are ready for review.
  2. Concurrently, the EiC writes the issue editorial (and introduction to the forum, if required) and updates the title page and the table of contents.
  3. Also concurrently, the editorial board selects a cover image and attaches it to the title page submission.
  4. As galleys become available, editors review them and request any needed changes.
  5. The layout editor makes needed changes, lays out the added editorial content, and prepares whole-issue galleys, notifying the EiC when these are ready for review.
  6. The EiC reviews full-issue galleys and requests changes if necessary.
  7. The EiC sends a message to the author providing 72 hours for review of the final copy. The author may request changes during this period. Once the author has approved the copy, or once 72 hours have elapsed without response from the author, the EiC notifies the layout editor that galleys have been approved.

Release

Atla staff are responsible for publishing the new issue to the website. The editorial board is responsible for promoting the release.

  1. The layout editor verifies all issue metadata and publishes the new issue to the TL website.
  2. The layout editor informs the EiC and Atla's Communications and Marketing Manager of the publication.
  3. The EiC submits a newsletter announcement to Atla and posts an announcement to Atlantis.
  4. Editors use other channels at their disposal to promote the new issue and direct authors to the Atla LibGuide for suggestions to promote their own work.

Version

TL Workflows and Procedures for OJS 3.1.2
Prepared October 2019
Last revised March 2020

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