The oxide MgGa2O4 spinel ceramics doped with Mn2+ ions was synthesized by a solid-state reaction at 1200 degrees C in air. The activator concentration was equal 0.05 mol% of MnO. Phase purity of the synthesized samples was analyzed by X-ray diffraction technique. This spinet ceramics show efficient green emission in the range from 470 to 550 nm with a maximum at about 505 nm under UV or X-ray excitations, which is due to Mn2+ ions. MgGa2O4: Mn2+ exhibits intense thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) after influence of ionizing radiation. Are complex nature of the TL glow curves is associated with a significant number of structural defects that are responsible for the formation of shallow and deep electron traps. In this work, time-resolved OSL characteristics of the samples exposed to beta particles are reported for the first time. A light from green LED was used for optical stimulation. Obtained TL and OSL results suggest MgGa2O4:Mn2+ as perspective material for further research and possible application in radiation dosimetry. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.