Ancient TL is a journal devoted to Luminescence Dating, Electron Spin Resonance Dating and related techniques. It aims to publish papers dealing with experimental and theoretical results in this field, with a minimum of delay between submission and publication. Ancient TL has a reviewing system in which direct dialogue is encouraged between reviewers and authors. Ancient TL also publishes a current bibliography, thesis abstracts, letters and miscellaneous information, e.g. announcements for meetings.
The journal has been published since 1977. Since 2004 the journal has been available free online, as well as in hard copy for a small subscription. The journal is currently published by the Aberystwyth Luminescence Research Laboratory, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystywth University (UK).