Indogermanische Forschungen


Indogermanische Forschungen (English: Indo-European Researches; subtitled Zeitschrift für Indogermanistik und historische Sprachwissenschaft/Journal of Indo-European Studies and Historical Linguistics) is an annual peer-reviewed academic journal of linguistics. It focuses primarily on Indo-European studies, but also publishes contributions on other languages and linguistic fields.[1] It was established in 1892 by Karl Brugmann and Wilhelm Streitberg and published until vol. 37 (1916/17) by Verlag Karl J. Trübner. Starting with vol. 38 (1917/20) it has been published on an annual basis by Walter de Gruyter. Vols. 1–43 were supplemented with the Anzeiger für indogermanische Sprach- und Altertumskunde. Beiblatt zu den Indogermanischen Forschungen, a review journal edited by Streitberg.

Indogermanische Forschungen
DisciplineIndo-European studies
LanguageEnglish, French, German
Edited byBenjamin W. Fortson, Götz Keydana, Melanie Malzahn, Paul Widmer
Publication details
0.462 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Indoger. Forsch.
ISSN0019-7262 (print)
1613-0405 (web)
OCLC no.406587027
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The editors-in-chief are Benjamin W. Fortson (University of Michigan), Götz Keydana, Melanie Malzahn, Paul Widmer.

Abstracting and indexing


The journal is abstracted and indexed in Scopus, ERIH PLUS, and Linguistic Bibliography Online. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 0.462.[1]



The following persons are or have been editors-in-chief of the journal:

Volumes Year Editors
1–37 1892–1916/17 Karl Brugmann, Wilhelm Streitberg
38–39 1917/20–1921 Karl Brugmann†, Wilhelm Streitberg
40–43 1922–1926 Wilhelm Streitberg
44–54 1927–1936 Ferdinand Sommer, Albert Debrunner [de; es; it; no; sv]
55–56 1937–1938 Ferdinand Sommer, Albert Debrunner, Gerhard Deeters [de; ka; lv; tr]
57–59.1 1940–1944 Ferdinand Sommer, Gerhard Deeters
59.2–62 1949–1956 Ferdinand Sommer, Albert Debrunner, Gerhard Deeters, Hans Krahe
63 1958 Ferdinand Sommer, Albert Debrunner, Gerhard Deeters, Hans Krahe
64–65 1959–1960 Ferdinand Sommer, Gerhard Deeters, Hans Krahe
66 1961 Ferdinand Sommer, Hans Krahe
67–70 1962–65 Hans Krahe, Wolfgang P. Schmid [de]
71–101 1966–1996 Wolfgang P. Schmid
102–115 1997–2010 Wolfgang P. Schmid, Eckhard Eggers
116 2011 Eckhard Eggers
117–119 2012–2014 Michael Meier-Brügger, Elisabeth Rieken, Paul Widmer
120–121 2015–2016 Benjamin W. Fortson, IV, Elisabeth Rieken, Paul Widmer
122–125 2017–2020 Benjamin W. Fortson, IV, Götz Keydana, Elisabeth Rieken, Paul Widmer
126– 2021– Benjamin W. Fortson, IV, Götz Keydana, Melanie Malzahn, Paul Widmer


  1. ^ a b "Indogermanische Forschungen". Walter de Gruyter. Retrieved 2022-10-05.
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