One of the important tasks of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences is the publication of scientific studies.

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Publications are divided into different series of which the major ones are:


The Proceedings of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (PRAOS)


Since January 2023, the journal of the Academy, Bulletin des Séances / Mededelingen der Zittingen has been renamed Proceedings of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (PRAOS). The aim of the new journal is to be more efficient, particularly by better spreading and sharing scientific research through overseas countries, while respecting high quality publication standards.

In addition to the publication of papers presented during Academy’s meetings, the new journal includes, under the supervision of an editorial board, various types of original texts such as research papers, review articles, letters to the editor, short reports of field work and book reviews. Contributions can be sent to the following address:


The Bulletin des Séances / Mededelingen der Zittingen

The Bulletin is the journal of the Academy. It contains the texts of the papers presented orally during the three sections meetings.


The Memoirs


Each of the three Sections has its own series of memoirs. Every memoir consists of a monograph whose publication is approved by the Section involved after scrutiny by an editorial committee. Prizewinning works as part of yearly competitions or Academy Prizes can also be published in the Memoirs series.


The Proceedings


Colloquia, symposia, seminars or conferences on a variety of topics related to overseas sciences are regularly organized. These public activities usually lead to the publication of proceedings including the texts of the lectures delivered.


The Overseas Belgian Biography


The Overseas Belgian Biography is a collection of biographical notes dedicated to Belgians who have been active in an overseas country. The selection is not limited to Belgian citizens but can also be extended to foreigners who were involved in overseas Belgian achievements. The Belgian Overseas Biography Commission is responsible for the publication of these volumes.


Fontes Historiæ Africanæ


Fontes Historiæ Africanæ/Sources of African History is an international publication project, initiated in 1962 under the general auspices of the "Union Académique Internationale" in Brussels to publish critical editions of sources for the history of sub-Saharan Africa.