Anglican and Episcopal History will launch a digital edition in 2018. This quarterly journal of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church has been published since 1932. AEH seeks to raise the level of discussion, provide a forum for exchange of ideas, and review books of real worth and of interest to educated Anglicans. Originally published as The Historical Magazine of the Episcopal Church (1932-1986), AEH is composed under the direction of and Editor-in-Chief with Book Review Editor and Church Review Editor providing content in each issue.
The digital edition of AEH will be produced and managed by Sheridan Digital Editions using both the conventional way to convert print publication PDFs into digital counterparts and going a step further with feature-rich HTML5 viewing for desktop or mobile device. Sheridan’s Digital Editions are mobile device compatible with full navigation. Sheridan also produces the print edition of AEH and many of the world’s most prestigious and highly cited STM and Scholarly journals. They have been a part of the movement with an array of solutions for the content continuum, from print to online.
Initially, the digital edition will be an add-on benefit for Society members who continue receiving the print edition. Members will be given the opportunity to stop the print edition during this transition period. The Society's membership model will change in 2019. Members will pay dues and may select a delivery option of print OR digital, print AND digital, or not receiving AEH in any form. The option of non-member digital and/or print delivery will also become available.
Those currently subscribed to AEH through a subscription service will continue receiving the print edition with the digital option becoming available at the next renewal cycle.
The Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church have considered these options for the past few years. With service available through Sheridan, no additional time or effort is necessary from the editors in producing an issue. Many members have been requesting digital delivery as more and more people shift to non-print sources. Our goal is to provide the content in the way it will be most effective for our members and subscribers.
Any questions about the change may be directed to the Director of Operations, Matthew P. Payne at email@example.com.