Journal overview

The Journal of Religious & Theological Information is a resource for bibliographers, librarians, and scholars interested in the literature of religion and theology. Both international and pluralistic in scope, this peer-reviewed journal encourages the publication of research and scholarship in the field of library and information studies as it relates to religious studies and related fields, including philosophy, ethnic studies, anthropology, sociology, and historical approaches to religion. By "information" we refer to both print and electronic, and both published and unpublished information. A board of consulting editors assists the editor in reviewing submissions as well as maintaining awareness of developments in the fields covered.  Journal of Religious & Theological Information welcomes submissions using various methodologies, including empirical research, essays, and critical reviews.

This journal focuses on various stages in librarianship for religious and theological information, such as:

  • Production
  • Dissemination
  • Use
  • Storage
  • Retrieval
  • Preservation
  • Bibliography
  • Collection development
  • Instruction and information literacy
  • Digitization
  • Special collections and archives
  • History of libraries and librarianship
  • Censorship and intellectual freedom

The journal fills a gap in the literature of library and information science. Because existing serial publications have more restricted editorial policies and tend to address the immediate issues of various associations of librarians responsible for religious or theological libraries, the Journal of Religious & Theological Information complements these publications by its more inclusive editorial scope.

Past articles have included a broad spectrum of topics written by librarians, scholars, clergy, and others interested in the literature, publishing trends, and information seeking behavior of the religious and theological community.

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Peer Review Policy: All articles in Journal of Religious & Theological Information have undergone anonymous double-blind review. 

Publication office: Taylor & Francis, Inc., 530 Walnut Street, Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.

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JRTI seeks to expand its Editorial Board. Please contact Wendell Johnson, General Editor