Focus and ScopeTS.> Tijdschrift voor tijdschriftstudies/ TS·> Journal for the Study of Periodical Media is a bilingual (English/Dutch), interdisciplinary, peer reviewed academic journal. TS·> is published twice a year, and its contributions mainly (but not exclusively) concern Dutch and Flemish research into periodicals and periodical media, such as newspapers, magazines, periodicals and blogs, from the Early Modern period to the present. TS·> also publishes interviews, reviews of recently published research, research news, symposium reports, and book notices.
Please contact the editors if you are not sure whether your research falls into these categories.
TS·> Tijdschrift voor tijdschriftstudies/ TS ·> Journal for the Study of Periodical Media is published twice a year (Summer/Winter).
Open Access Policy
TS·> Tijdschrift voor tijdschriftstudies/ TS ·> Journal for the Study of Periodical Medial provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
To ensure permanency of all publications, TS·> Tijdschrift voor tijdschriftstudies/ TS ·> Journal for the Study of Periodical Media utilises CLOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.
TS·> Tijdschrift voor tijdschriftstudies/ TS ·> Journal for the Study of Periodical Media is indexed by the following services:
- Bielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE search
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Electronic Journals Library
- Google scholar
- MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography and Directory of Periodicals
- European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
- EBSCO, Communication Source
In addition, TS·> is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.
If TS·> is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.
TS·> Tijdschrift voor tijdschriftstudies is partly supported by the Lucas Ooms foundation.
TS·> is also generously supported by the “friends of TS·>”, who receive our yearbook and have free access to all our events. Please contact the editor if you want to support the scientific study of the periodical form.
TS·> Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies/ TS ·>Journal for the Study of Periodical Media fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of all content.
TS·> Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies/ TS ·>Journal for the Study of Periodical Media is registered as a SHERPA Green journal.
TS·> Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies/ TS ·>Journal for the Study of Periodical Media is an electronic academic journal, originally founded as a paper journal in 1997. TS has been functioning as a platform for research in multiple academic disciplines that use periodicals as a source or as their object of study. The journal keeps researchers and those interested in recent developments in periodical research updated on developments in the field. TS·> aims to stimulate research into periodical media by offering young academics a platform. In addition, TS·> organises yearly symposia.
The importance of periodicals as a historical source and as objects of academic research is increasingly being acknowledged. Periodicals function as mirrors or barometers of the literary, political, and social climate of a particular period, and are crucial instruments in the production, distribution, and consumption of culture. Depending on their respective target audience, periodicals assume an important position when studying changes in literary, political and/or societal ways of thinking and behaviour. Studying these ‘instruments of culture’ adds significantly to literary and cultural historiography.
In the past decades, digital techniques have become essential in organizing and analysing research materials. The material itself is also increasingly digitally available. Digital formats not only aid in preservation of media, but they also make periodicals accessible and searchable in more advanced and quicker ways. Nevertheless, we have only just begun to explore all the possibilities of this digital availability, and there appears to be a need to share experiences and new information among scholars. TS·> aims to aid researchers in this process.
TS·> is published twice a year, and its contributions mainly (but not exclusively) concern Dutch and Flemish research into periodicals as a source and object of study. TS·> also publishes interviews, reviews of recently published research, research news, symposium reports, and book notices.