Onomastica is an annual journal devoted to proper names, published by the Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences. It has appeared continuously since 1955. It used to be edited by such eminent Polish linguists as Witold Taszycki, Mieczysław Karaś, Kazimierz Rymut and Aleksandra Cieślikowa. Its editor-in-chief is currently Barbara Czopek-Kopciuch. The journal is internationally renowned and its editors cooperate on a permanent basis with universities abroad and with periodicals of similar profile.
The history of the journal until 2005 can be found in the article by Kazimierz Rymut Pięćdziesięciolecie „Onomastików” [Fifty years of Onomastica], Onomastica, vol. 50, 2005, pp. 5–9.
In the article Jak onomaści piszą o onomastyce i o sobie [How onomasticians write about onomastics and about themselves], Onomastica, vol. 50, 2005, pp. 49–68, Katarzyna Skowronek analyses the scholarly discourse in the journal.
The Editors invite Authors to submit original theoretical, data-driven or overview articles, book reviews, notes, and reports concerning proper names in all their aspects and varieties.
The journal is listed on ERIH Plus, IC Journal Master List
The journal is indexed in databases: CEJSH, Pol-index, BazHum
Project financed under the program of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education "Support for scientific journals".