NEW JOURNALS INTERFACE
August 2015: The Library's Journals interface changed. If you are off-campus, you will need to enter a userid/password to enter our journals finder. (See below for more information.)
Journals at Wesley Theological Seminary
Between journal and database subscriptions, the Wesley community has access to hundreds of journals in a variety of disciplines. Some of these are available only in print, some only as e-journals, and some are both print and electronic. The Library is working to consolidate information regarding our journal content on our comprehensive JOURNALS A-Z site (click the tab above), which provides multiple access points to journal content.
If you are looking for access to a journal which is not on that list, please contact the Library.
If you are off campus, please log in using your remote access username and password. Your username is the first part of your authorized Wesley email address (before the @) and the password is your Wesley email password.
What are Open Access (OA) Journals?
Some journals available through the library are marked "Open Access Journals."
Open Access journals are an important emerging development in scholarly publishing in multiple fields, including religion and theology. These e-journals are freely available, without subscription, in an attempt to take journal publishing away from profit-driven publishers and move it back into the hands of scholars and researchers. A few important points to consider:
- open access publishing is not a vanity press: the open access movement stresses editorial quality and peer review.
- many open access theology journals are indexed in the ATLA Religion database.
- many of these journals are sponsored or hosted by universities or seminaries.
If you want to learn more about the open access initiative, visit the Budapest Open Access Initiative.