Onoma has its own website: https://onomajournal.org/

About Onoma

Onoma, the title of which is the Greek word for ‘name’, is the official peer-reviewed journal of ICOS, published annually. Founded in 1950, Onoma (ISSN: 0078-463X; e-ISSN: 1783-1644) is the oldest journal in the field of onomastics and occupies a central role in the discipline. Until vol. 32 (1995), its content mainly comprised current international onomastic bibliographies. Since that issue, Onoma has been inviting topical research reports as well as articles and reviews of general, theoretical and historical interest concerning all areas of scholarly name research. The journal is published by and on behalf of the International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS), the most broadly based organization in the field of onomastics. Membership of ICOS is not required for authors wishing to publish in Onoma. It accepts studies written in English, French, and German, which are double-blind peer-reviewed, following the highest standards of current international practice.

Forthcoming themed volumes (some volume numbers TBC):

  • Contact and Interference Phenomena in Onomastics (guest editors Wolfgang Haubrichs and Max Pfister)
  • Asian Onomastics (guest editors Sungjae Choo, Peter Kang and Multamia Lauder)

Onoma 49 (2014)

Medieval Multiculturalism: The Evidence from Names | Multiculturalisme médiéval : la preuve par les noms (guest editors Sara Uckelman, Jennifer McGowan, Genora Grim and Nina Shiel)

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Onoma 48 (2013)

Names and Religion | Noms et religion | Namen und Religion (guest editor Per Vikstrand)

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Onoma 47 (2012)

Names and Law | Noms et droit | Namen und Recht (guest editors Katharina Leibring and Andreas Teutsch)

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Onoma 46 (2011)

Names and Minorities | Noms et minorités | Namen und Minderheiten (guest editor Dunja Brozović Rončević) / Toponomastics and Linguistic Landscapes | Toponymie et paysages linguistiques | Toponomastik und sprachliche Landschaften (guest editor Guy Puzey)

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Onoma 45 (2010)

History and Significance of Onomastics in Diachrony and Synchrony | Histoire et impact de l’onomastique en diachronie et synchronie | Geschichte und Bedeutung der Onomastik in Diachronie und Synchronie (guest editors Maria Giovanna Arcamone and Martina Pitz)

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Onoma 44 (2009)

African Onomastics | L’onomastique africaine | Afrikanische Onomastik (guest editor Adrian Koopman)

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Onoma 43 (2008)

Commercial Names | Namen in der Wirtschaft | Noms commerciaux (guest editors Angelika Bergien, Ludger Kremer and Antje Zilg)

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Onoma 42 (2007)

Urban Toponymy | Innerörtliche Onomastik | Onomastique urbaine (guest editor Staffan Nyström)

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Onoma 41 (2006)

Name Theory | Théorie des noms | Namentheorie (guest editor Richard Coates)

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Onoma 40 (2005)

Literary Onomastics | L’onomastique littéraire | Literarische Onomastik (guest editors Friedhelm Debus and Grant Smith)

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Onoma 39 (2004)

Name Studies and Teaching | L’enseignement de l’onomastique | Der Unterricht von Namen (guest editor Botolv Helleland; advisor Gerhard Koß)

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