The Journal


NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics is published by Taylor & Francis.

In 2015, the Maney, the previous publisher, was acquired by Taylor & Francis.

NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics

Each subscriber to NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics becomes a member of the American Name Society. NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics welcomes original contributions that match the aims and scope of the journal on the understanding that their contents have not previously been published or are currently submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be sent to independent referees.

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View the complete list of the editors of NAMES.

Institutional Subscriptions

Institutional subscriptions are available, which allows affiliated persons to become members of the American Name Society as a group.

Submit to the Journal

Read the NAMES Style Sheet before submitting. All manuscripts submitted to NAMES must adhere to the NAMES Style Sheet. Submissions which violate these guidelines will be automatically rejected.

Please refer to the FAQ before submitting an article.


Award for the best article in NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics

The award is given to only one article per year. The criteria include: (1) the significance of the article, and (2) the significance of the article to the science of onomastics.The Award Committee of three reviewers operates independently of the Editor.

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Book Reviews

Each issue of NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics includes book reviews. If you’d like to review a book, contact Chris De Vinne at cdevinne[@]

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Indices to Past Volumes

Click here for NAMES Index Volume1 to 15

Click here for NAMES Index Volume 16 to 30

Click here for NAMES Index Volume 31 to 45 by SUBJECT or NAMES Index Volume 31 to 45 by AUTHOR


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