Mens & Maatschappij

Mens & Maatschappij

Mens & Maatschappij, founded in 1925, publishes articles representative of the entire social sciences research field, regardless of school of thought, and always with a keen eye for quality and social relevance. A thorough and constructive review procedure is part of the publication process.

In addition to regular issues, the editors invite specialists to contribute to the annual special issue focussing on a current theme. In 2021, two double issues about the of the corona crisis on Dutch society will appear.

In de etalage
In this recurring section, striking international publications by Dutch scientists and within the journal's scope are put in the spotlight. The editorial team is committed to ensure that valuable contributions, previously published in foreign scientific journals, are also available in Dutch.

Each year, the editors award the Mens & Maatschappij Scriptieprijs to an article based on a BA and MA thesis of high quality and with striking relevance to the social sciences. In 2020, Lotte van Beers' research on how personal and media contact affect attitudes towards different migrant groups was rewarded the prize for her MA thesis.

Mens & Maatschappij

Mens & Maatschappij publishes four issues a year, including a once-yearly special issue in which specialists write extensively about a topical theme at the invitation of the editorial board.





Open Access

Mens en Maatschappij is published in Delayed Open Access. All articles are freely accessible after 2 years under the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

Open Access information

Nella Geurts (redactiesecretaris), PhD candidate, Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. dr. Ferry Koster, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Prof. dr. Ineke Maas, Utrecht University & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Dr. Lonneke van Noije, Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (SCP)
Dr. Inge Sieben, Tilburg University

Editorial office

Please send manuscripts to:

Books for review can be sent to:
Inge Sieben
attn. Redactie Mens en Maatschappij
Departement Sociologie
Postbus 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands

Editorial board

Prof. dr. P.A. Dykstra, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Prof. dr. J. Gierveld, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Prof. dr. M. Junger, Universiteit Twente
Prof. dr. M. Kalmijn, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Prof. dr. C.H. Mulder, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Dr. H. Schijf, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Prof. dr. P.G. Swanborn, Universiteit Utrecht
Prof. dr. W.C. Ultee, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Prof. dr. J.C. Vrooman, Universiteit Utrecht & Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

Amsterdam University Press and this journal endorse the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct (e.g. falsification, unethical experimentation, plagiarism, inappropriate image manipulation, redundant publication). Our full Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be consulted here.

Peer Review Process

The journal publishes papers in Dutch focusing on issues relevant to Dutch society or comparing The Netherlands with other countries (English title, abstract and keywords are required). The submission of an article is understood to mean that the article has a high research standard, has not previously been published, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in Dutch.

The editorial board manages the peer-review process. Each paper is reviewed by all members of the Board. Manuscripts that are insufficiently original, have research shortcomings, are poorly expressed or written, or that are beyond the aims and scope of the journal, will be rejected. Authors will be sent the reviewers’ comments on how to improve their manuscript. Authors whose papers are accepted should submit final versions according to the technical requirements in the Instruction for Authors. Authors will usually be informed about the Board’s decision within three months of receipt of their manuscript. Proofs will be sent to authors as PDF files for correction and should be returned to the Editor within one week of receipt.

Indexing services
Back issues
Back issues

Articles in this journal have Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), which are registered with CrossRef. The DOI is a unique number that identifies a published article. The DOI provides a link to current information about that article, including where it can be found online, irrespective of any changes in the journal or publishing company website.


For long-term preservation, all issues of this journal are archived at the Dutch National Library and Portico.

1925-2000 (online and Open Access) can be found here
2001-2008 (online and Open Access) can be found here


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