Asbury Theological Seminary

B.L. Fisher Library

First Fruits Press

2019 CONTACT:
Robert Danielson, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Phone: 859-858-2351
Email: robert.danielson@asburyseminary.edu

Program Overview

First Fruits Press reprints and publishes new material relevant to the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition of Asbury Theological Seminary and for the global mission of the Christian Church for the furthering of the Kingdom of God. We view Open Access Publishing as giving back to God the fruit of our work.

Publishing Activities Began: 2012
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1–5): 3 - Developmental
Open Access Focus (1–5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
  • Graduate students: 3
  • Undergraduates:
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: %
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%
  • Non-library Campus Budget: %
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Publishing Activities

All Library Publishing Activities:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 4
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 1
  • Monographs: 23
  • Textbooks: 1
  • Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings: 3

Open Access Publishing:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 3
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 1
  • Monographs: 247

Hybrid Publishing:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 2
  • Monographs: 247

Highlights

Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Wesleyan-Holiness
  • Christian Missions
  • Christian Life
  • Biblical Studies
  • Church History
Top Publications:
  • Elementary New Testament Greek
  • Social Engagement: The Challenge of the Social in Missiological Education
  • Christian Higher Education in Northern India and Nepal as Revitalization Movements
  • God Cannot Do Without America: Matthew Simpson and the Apotheosis of Protestant Nationalism
  • Holiness Through the Ages: An Historical Reader of Christian Writers on Holiness

Partners

Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students
External Partners: Association of Professors of Mission, American Society of Missiology, Marston Historical Society, West African Theological Seminary

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • In-house
Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • author advisory – copyright
  • cataloging
  • copy-editing
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • ISBN registry
  • print-on-demand
  • typesetting
Service Vendors: CreateSpace