Founded in 1977, the journal Akkadica publishes scientific articles pertaining to the history and environment of Mesopotamia and its periphery, as well as philological (including editions of cuneiform texts) and archaeological studies.  It also accepts short scientific communications (Breviter) and reviews of recently published books (Libri Novi). 

Akkadica is a double blind peer reviewed journal, which was awarded the A1 label (Thomson-Reuters). It is published twice a year in two fascicles of each about 100 pages, one in June and one in December. Akkadica is available in a printed and in a digital version.

There are two subscription rates: one for paper and digital access and one for digital access only. Subscribers have free access to the digital archive of all back issues. To subscribe go to our webshop.

Akkadica receives subsidies from the 'Ministère de la Communauté française' of Belgium and the 'Universitaire Stichting/ Fondation universitaire', Brussels.



Michel Tanret (

Denyse Homès-Fredericq (


Assistant Editor

Vanessa Boschloos (


International editorial board

Paul Delnero (Johns Hopkins), McGuire Gibson (Univ. of Chicago), Brigitte Lion (Paris 1- Sorbonne), Eleanor Robson (University College London), Klaas R. Veenhof (Universiteit Leiden), Lorenzo Verderame (La Sapienza Università di Roma).


Notes for Contributors

article proposals should be sent to the editor:


  1. Articles should be prepared using a recent version of Microsoft Word running under Mac. or Windows.  Please indicate which operating system and which version of Word have been used to prepare the manuscript.
  2. First name, last name, email (if desired: postal address) and institutional affiliation must appear on the manuscript.
  3. An abstract in English of max. 200 words and five key-words must be provided, to be placed at the top of the article, after the title.
  4. Bibliographic references in the text should be given as follows: LIMBREY (1975, 5) or (LIMBREY 1975, 5).  Include the initials of the first name only to avoid confusion between two authors of the same name. Common abbreviations, e.g., CAD, CT, RLA, etc., are acceptable.  A comprehensive list of acceptable abbreviations may be found in Northern Akkad Project Reports 8 (Ghent), 49-65.  (For a digital copy of this list, please contact the editorial secretary at the email address below.)
  5. Full bibliographic references should be listed alphabetically at the end of the text in accordance with the following examples:
    LIMBREY, S., 1975: Soil Science and Archaeology, London, New York.
    Books with one or two authors:
    (Ed.) for a book in English, e.g. FINKEL, I.L., GELLER, M.J. (Eds.), 1997: Sumerian Gods and their Representations (= CM 7), Groningen.
    (Hrsg.) for a book in German, e.g. FINKBEINER, U. (Hrsg.),
    (éd.) for a book in French, e.g. CHARPIN, D., JOANNÈS, F. (éds.).
    For all other languages, use (Ed (s).).
    Book edited by more than two authors:
    BEEK et al. 1973 = BEEK, M.A., KAMPMAN, A.A., NIJLAND, C., YCKMANS, J. (Eds.), 1973: Symbolae biblicae et mesopotamicae Francisco Mario Theodoro de Liagre Böhl dedicatae (= Studia Francisci Scholten memoriae dicata 4), Leiden.
    BEAULIEU, P.-A., 1997: «The Fourth Year of Hostilities in the Land», BaM 28, 367-394.
    READE, J.E., 1997: «Sumerian Origins» in FINKEL, I.L., GELLER, M.J. (Eds.), Sumerian Gods and their Representations (= CM 7), Groningen, 221-229.
  6. References to unpublished theses should be avoided.
  7. The abbreviations for «figure», «plate», «plan» and «note» are «fig.», «Pl.», «pl.» and «n.» respectively.
  8. BC and AD should be written in small caps.
  9. If colour illustrations are required, authors will be expected to make a contribution toward printing costs.

Supplementa ad Akkadica

This series publishes monographs on the history and archaeology of the Ancient Near East. 

From volume XIII onwards the volumes are double blind peer reviewed.

Book proposals can be submitted to the Editor of Akkadica (


  1. Recueil Georges Dossin - Mélanges d'assyriologie (1934-1959), Leuven 1983, xvii - 328 p.- Euro 60,00
  2. Ö. Tunca, L'architecture religieuse protodynastique en Mésopotamie (2 vols.), Leuven 1984, xxii - 278 p., 200 fig. - Euro 95,00
  3. D. Homès-Fredericq, J.B. Hennessy, Archaeology of Jordan I. Bibliography, Leuven 1986, 245 p. - Euro 50,00
  4. K. Hecker, W. Sommerfeld, Assyriologisches Anschriftenverzeichnis, Leuven 1990, 134 p. - Euro 35,00
  5. Ö. Tunca (ed.), Tell Sabra, Leuven 1988, 110 p., 110 pl. - Euro 40,00
  6. M. Lebeau, Ph. Talon (eds.), Reflets des deux fleuves. Volume de mélanges offerts à A. Finet, Leuven 1989, viii - 193 p. - Euro 45,00
  7. D. Homès-Fredericq, J.B. Hennessy (eds.), Archaeology of Jordan II.Vol. I: Field reports, Surveys and Sites (A-K), Leuven 1989, 348 p. - Euro 120,00  (vols. I & II)  Out of print
  8. D. Homès-Fredericq, J.B. Hennessy (eds.), Archaeology of Jordan II.Vol. II: Field reports, Sites (L-Z), Leuven 1989, 301 p. - Euro 120,00  (vols. I & II)  Out of print
  9. M. Lebeau, Tell Melebiya. Cinq campagnes de recherches sur le Moyen-Khabour (1984-1988), Leuven 1993, 618 p. - Euro 120,00
  10. Ph. Talon, Old Babylonian Texts from Chagar Bazar (with Hand Copies by H. Hammade), Brussels 1997, 155 p., 31 pl. - Euro 40,00
  11. D. Homès-Fredericq, J.B. Hennessy &C. Saba, Archaeology of Jordan I. Bibliography, Vol. 2 1980-2005 , Wetteren 2010, 400 p. - Euro 75,00  
  12. I. Moriah Swinnen and E. Gubel (eds.), From Gilead to Edom. Studies in the Archaeology and History of Jordan, in Honor of Denyse Homès-Fredericq on the Occasion of Her Eightieth Birthday , Wetteren 2014, 247 pp. - Euro 70,00
  13. D. Homès-Fredericq, P. Garelli (ÔÖ▒) avec la collaboration de J.-M. Durand, F. Joannès, H. Hameeuw et  Z. Niederreiter, Ma'all─ün─üte, Archives d'un centre provincial de l'empire assyrien, (= Greater Mesopotamia Studies 2), xxBruxelles 2018, 279 pp., 53 pl. - Euro 150, 00 



Akkadica Plus

Akkadica Plus is a journal of broader scientific dissemination exclusively designed for and offered free of charge to our donating members. Every issue is dedicated to a different subject in connection with Near Eastern Archaeology, often linked to the yearly study trips organized by the ACGD. Up to now 39 issues have been published. 

In order to become a donating member a minimum donation of 90 € should be transferred to the account mentioned below with the mention 'donating member'. Donors will receive each year a form allowing tax deduction (in Belgium only).


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Banque Fortis Agence St.- Alix, Place St.- Alix, B - 1150 Brussels

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