Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, all authors are required to check their submission to guarantee compliance with ALL of the following items. Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines may be automatically and immediately rejected.

  1. The submission has neither been previously published, nor submitted to another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available and relevant, URLs for online references cited have been provided along with the dates of author access.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; and all illustrations, figures, and tables have been placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the NAMES Style Sheet, which is found in "About the Journal".
  6. If submitting an article for blind review, all indicators of authorship, professional affiliation, and status have been omitted from the manuscript.
  7. The entire text has been spell-checked using either US American or British English as the variety standard.
  8. The main text of your manuscript contains no more than 5,000 words, excluding the endnotes, bibliography, graphics, and any supplementary material.
  9. If your manuscript has more than one author, one person has been clearly designated as the contact person and that person's full contact details (postal mailing address, email, and work telephone number) have been provided in the submission system (not on the manuscript itself).
  10. The reference list conforms to the Author-Date System of the Chicago Manual of Style.
  11. ALL of the references cited in the manuscript have also been included in the reference list at the end of the manuscript.
  12. If you have used third-party materials, you have obtained written permission from the legal owner(s).
  13. If you have used generated artificial intelligence tools or technology (AI-TT) at any stage of your research investigation and/or at any point during the preparation of your manuscript, you assert that you have read,understood, and complied with the journal's AI-TT Policy.
  14. You have read and understood the terms contained in the journal's Publication Policy and Ethical Standards. 

Formal submission of a manuscript for possible publication in NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics will be considered  authorial understanding of and agreement with the terms and conditions contained in this journal's policies for Ethics, Publication, and AI-TT use and disclosure.