ICON, the annual journal of ICOHTEC founded in 1995, publishes articles, review essays and book reviews on all aspects and periods of technological history by members and non-members. It encourages research of a transnational character focused on global technologies and seeks to encourage cooperation between scholars across national or political boundaries.
ICON welcomes submissions of around 6,000-8,000 words, and particularly encourages submissions from authors for whom English is not their first language. All papers are chosen by peer review, using a double blind process, and authors will be given editorial assistance to improve clarity and vigor of written expression.
A typical issue of the journal is about 200 pages long, contains ten to twelve papers and comprises:
- papers based on original research
- specially invited papers on the history of technology and on interdisciplinary connections with other fields of research
- conference reports
- book and journal reviews
- evaluation of museum exhibits
- bibliographical reports
ICON is available via JSTOR as well as ICOHTEC’s website. Articles appearing in ICON are included in SCOPUS, America: History and Life, Current abstracts, Francis, Historical abstracts, PubMed, TOC premier, listed in the European Reference Index for the Humanities.