Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

DisciplineHeraldry, history, semiotics
Edited byScott D. Mainwaring
Publication details
North American Vexillological Association (United States, Canada)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Raven
ISSN1071-0043 (print)
2376-8592 (web)
OCLC no.300992732

Raven: A Journal of Vexillology is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the scholarly examination of flags (vexillology), including the social, historical, and political significance of flags of all kinds. The journal is named for the Raven banner of the Vikings, reported by the editor to be the first to fly over North America.[1] It is abstracted and indexed in America: History and Life and Historical Abstracts.[2] Raven is sponsored and published by the North American Vexillological Association. All back issues are available online from the Philosophy Documentation Center.[3]

Four active vexillologists have served as the journal's editors: Dr. Scot M. Guenter (1994-95), Edward B. (Ted) Kaye (1996-2013), Dr. Kenneth W. Reynolds (2014-17), and Dr. Scott D. Mainwaring (2018-present).[citation needed]

Special issuesEdit

Raven occasionally publishes special issues dedicated to particular flags.[4]

  • Vol. 25 – Vatican Flags
  • Vol. 18 – Canadian City Flags
  • Vol. 16 – Russian Regional Flags
  • Vol. 9/10 – American City Flags
  • Vol. 5 – The United States Flag
  • Vol. 3/4 – Flags of the Native Peoples of the United States

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Guenter, Scot M. "Raven". Raven. 1: 1. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ "EBSCO Title Lists". Retrieved 2 January 2015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "PDC web site". Retrieved 11 July 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "List of special issues, PDC web site". Retrieved 2 January 2015. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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