Asbury Theological Seminary

B.L. Fisher Library

First Fruits Press

Robert A. 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
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 66%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, contracted by external groups; monographs.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Databases
Datasets
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 2 2
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups 1 1
Journals, inactive back-issues
Monographs 24 24
Newsletters
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.

Highlights

Top Publications:
  • The Asbury Journal (journal)
  • The Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies (journal)
  • Faith and Philosophy (journal)
  • Elementary New Testament Greek (textbook)
  • The Demise of the American Holiness Movement (monograph)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Wesleyan-Holiness
  • Christian missions
  • Christian life
  • biblical studies
  • church history

Technologies & Services

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

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