Welcome to Dictionaria

Dictionaria is an open-access journal that publishes high-quality dictionaries of languages from around the world, especially languages that do not have a large number of speakers. The dictionaries are published not in the traditional linear form, but as electronic databases that can be easily searched, linked and exported.

Aims and scope

Dictionaria publishes electronic dictionaries in electronic format that can be linked via their comparison meanings to other dictionaries and word collections. The dictionaries need to be submitted as databases, consisting of different tables of a relational database (entries, senses, examples). Authors will not have to worry about technical implementation, as long as they conform to the submission guidelines. The dictionaries are refereed like other books or journal articles. The dictionaries are easily searchable (by lemma, meaning, semantic domain, and in other ways), they are easily exportable, and media content (pictures and sound) can be included.

Submission guidelines

The submission guidelines can be found here.

Dictionaria is published by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), and received start-up funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).