In doing academic work, you want to make sure that the books and journals you are using have a high, scholarly standard. One indication of this is the publisher. Besides commercial academic publishers (Routledge, Brill), there are publishers sponsored by scholarly associations (Society of Biblical Literature, National Association of Professors of Hebrew) and university presses (Yale, Oxford). In the field of religious studies, there are also publishers sponsored by denominations. Being aware of denomination-publisher links is important when one is doing research in areas that may have perspectives that vary across denominations.
The following are reputable publishers who specialize in Religious Studies texts: