Essential facts

About the Journal
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Essential facts

ISSN 0078-4648 | e-ISSN 2658-2783

Name of journal: Onomastica

Since 1955 the journal had had the subtitle Pismo poświęcone nazewnictwu geograficznemu i osobowemu [A journal devoted to geographical and personal names]. In 2002 the subtitle was extended by adding the expression oraz innym nazwom własnym [as well as other proper names]. This subtitle was then replaced with the subtitle Pismo poświęcone teorii i interpretacji nazw własnych [A journal devoted to theory and interpretation of proper names] in 2015.

The journal was founded in 1955 by Witold Taszycki and has appeared continuously since then.

Peer review process: double-blind peer-review, see: Guide for Reviewers.

Ownership and management: Institute of Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Governing body: Editorial Board and the journal’s Scientific Council, both supervised by the Scientific Council of the Institute of Polish Language (see also: Editorial Board).

Editorial team/contact information: see Editorial Board.

Copyright and Licensing Policy: The authors of the accepted contributions are obliged to fill and send a signed statement confirming the transfer of proprietary copyrights to the publisher (download file). The content published in the journal is fully protected by the copyright law. The Editors are currently working on introducing a specified type of the Creative Commons license in the future.

Author fees: No fees or charges are required for submission processing or publishing.

Process for identification of and dealing with allegations of research misconduct: see Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

Complaint process: If you have any concerns or would like to appeal of an editorial decision or file a complaint, please contact the Director of the Institute of Polish Language ( who will pass your appeal or complaint to the Scientific Council of the Institute of Polish Language which supervises the Journal Onomastica.

Publication Ethics: see Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.

Publishing schedule: Onomastica is an annual journal, volumes are published in the last quarter of every year. Papers may be submitted anytime.

Access: The paper volumes are available in the Bookshop of the Institute of Polish Language, PAS. An Open Access to an electronic version of published contributions is provided with no embargo period.

Author Self-Archiving: Authors may make their Onomastica contributions available online in repositories, websites and other platforms, but not prior to their publication in Onomastica and after a written permission of the Head of the Institute of Polish Language (PAS) has been granted.

Archiving: Content of recent volumes is archived in the RCIN repository as well as in the Electronic Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Revenue sources: institutional support. No fees or charges are required from submitting authors or their institutions.

Advertising: No advertisements.

Direct marketing: No direct marketing.