About TMA

Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie (Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology) is a Dutch journal that has been publishing current Mediterranean archaeological research since 1988. Issues appear twice a year, one of which is dedicated to a theme such as landscape archaeology, zooarchaeology, architecture, gender or religion. The journal aims to publish a variety of articles written by established academics as well as junior researchers. Next to full-length articles, TMA offers reviews of recently published books and keeps the reader up-to-date on new or ongoing research through short research introductions.

If you wish to publish your research, write a book review or a research introduction/update, you can contact us. We do accept articles in English under the conditions that you are affiliated to a Dutch or Flemish institution or otherwise based in the Netherlands or Belgium and that your research is in the field of Mediterranean archaeology.

In the menu on the left, click on ‘colofon’ for contact information or ‘voor auteurs’ to find our guidelines for writing articles.

All reviews, research introductions and articles older than a year will now also appear online, through our website and Academia page!

Open Access

 Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie will soon switch to Diamond Open Access publishing. From then on, our publications will be made available digitally without financial or technical barriers; our paper journal will continue to appear as usual.

This also means that older contributions will become freely accessible. We are opting for digital publication using a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. We will make every attempt to comply with copyright laws and to respect the rights of all authors.  If you have published in TMA in the past and object to digital publication of your contribution or if you would like to publish under a different license, please contact us before January 1st 2024 by emailing tijdschrift@mediterrane-archeologie.nl.


Call for Papers

Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie 71

Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie (TMA) invites beginning and senior scholars to submit abstracts for an article in its 71st issue. We welcome contributions ranging from case studies to theoretical approaches related to the archaeology of the Mediterranean world in its broadest sense. Research with a historical or epigraphic approach can also be admitted.

Guidelines and timeline for articles

You are asked to send a preliminary title, an abstract of ca 250 words, and a short bio to tijdschrift@mediterrane-archeologie.nl by Monday 30 October 2023. Any questions may also be sent to this address. Articles in TMA must be 1500-3000 words. Our guidelines, both in English and in Dutch, can be found on tijdschrift.mediterrane-archeologie.nl/voor-auteurs/.

Deadline abstracts        30 October 2023
Deadline article             31 January 2024
Publication TMA 71       summer 2024

Further publication options in TMA

Researchers who want to write an introduction to recently started research projects are invited to contact us via tijdschrift@mediterrane-archeologie.nl. Suggestions for reviews of recent publications can be sent to recensies@mediterrane-archeologie.nl.

About TMA

Since its beginnings in 1988, TMA has provided both beginning and established scholars connected to Dutch and Belgian universities (and Dutch and Belgian scholars abroad) the opportunity to publish their research. The journal is published twice a year; the even issues have a theme. Every volume consists of articles, reviews of specialist literature, and introductions to new research. Contributions are written in Dutch; non-Dutch authors can submit their contribution in English. TMA is aimed at a readership of archaeologists and the general public with an interest in scholarly archaeology.