About the Journal

OpenPhilately is a new journal that aims to make quality philatelic research available to all.  

Focus and Scope

OpenPhilately takes a broad view of philately and postal history and welcomes submissions about, but not limited to: postal and stamp history and iconography, commercial aspects, political aspects, postal adminstration, postcard history and icongraphy, printing techniques and materials, material preservation, and conservation.

OpenPhilately publishes original materials in a variety of formats, such as full research articles, shorter length feature articles, book, website, and social media reviews, and philatelic exhibits. Except for exhibits, all materials must not have been previously published. Please contact the editor if you have a format that is outside of these areas.

Section Policies

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Editor- Reviewed

Feature Articles

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Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Editor- Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Editor- Reviewed

Review Process

All submissions will undergo editorial review.

Publication Frequency

OpenPhilately publishes two issues annually. Once the first issue is published, the journal will be indexed with OAI-PMH harvesters, search engines, and databases such as WorldCat or Google Scholar.

Copyright, Open Access Policy, Archiving, and Reuse

OpenPhilately is an open-access journal--free for authors and readers. By making research freely available, we help support the greater global exchange of knowledge. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of articles in this journal, and to use them for any other lawful purpose. There are no article submission or processing charges. Each journal volume is preserved via the Walker Library's three level preservation methods including local and cloud storage.

The author(s) retains/retain the copyright to the work, but grants OpenPhilately the right to publish, display, and distribute the work in the OpenPhilately journal, in print and electronic format. Works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, unless noted otherwise.

Privacy Statement

Names and e-mail addresses will never be shared with any agency or individual outside of OpenPhilately or the Publisher.