Publications: Overview

When the Association was founded in 1967, access to information about flags was limited to subscribing to The Flag Bulletin. Today flag information—accurate and inaccurate—is easily available on the Internet.  In order to provide accurate and scholarly information about flags, the Association’s publications are all subject to editorial review.  Vexillology is a social science, and critical feedback from readers is welcomed as a part of that process.

In addition to NAVA.org, the Association presents current and archival information about flags and the Association through its publications program:

Raven: A Journal of Vexillology: Established in 1994, the Association’s scholarly, peer-reviewed journal is published annually. Articles appearing in Raven are abstracted and indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life. [ISSN 1071-0043 (print) & ISSN 2376-8592 (online)]

Flag Research Quarterly: This full-color periodical, established in 2013 and published quarterly, complements Raven by providing a forum for both the broad discussion of vexillological topics and inter-disciplinary discussion among authors and scholars. [ISSN 2334-4407 (print)] and ISSN 2474-1884 (online)]

NAVA News: the Association’s newsletter, first published in October 1967. Originally a simple newsletter for Association business, in 1987 editor Grace Rogers Cooper began publishing more scholarly articles on vexillology. This trend continued until 2013, when the Association established Flag Research Quarterly. An hybrid print / electronic publication issued as needed, the newsletter provides notices, reports, and a place to summarize current vexillological information appearing in other media. [ISSN 1053-3338 (print) & ISSN 2372-1332 (online)]

Semaphore: the Association’s e-mail bulletin, is used to share brief news about the Association and its activities.

Facebook: the Association’s primary presence on social media.

NAVA Digital Library: The Association’s digital archives going back to 1967.

In the spirit of cooperation, one copy of each Association publication is provided without charge to each FIAV Member at the address provided to the FIAV Secretary-General. Association publications are also provided to the Whitney Smith Flag Research Center Collection at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin. The Whitney Smith Flag Research Center Collection is the world’s preminent collection of scholarly information about flags.

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