ICON, the bi-annual journal of ICOHTEC founded in 1995, publishes articles, research briefs, 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.

Table of contents

Volume 24 (2018/2019)

Volume 23 (2017)

Volume 22 (2016)

Volume 21 (2015)

Volume 20.2 (2014)

Volume 20.1 (2014)

…working on it….

Indexes and databases

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.


Hermione Giffard, Ph.D.
Technical University of Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Editorial Board:

Hans-Joachim Braun                                                                                                                                      Jan Kunnas                                                                                                                                                      Klaus Stauberman
Jan Hadlaw                                                                                                                                                     Tiago Saraiva
Waqar Zaidi
Artemis Yagou                                                                                                                                      Slawomir Lotysz, ex-officio

How to submit?

ICON welcomes submissions of research articles of around 6,000-8,000 words; research briefs of 3,000-4,000 words; and particularly encourages submissions from authors for whom English is not their first language. Book reviews and essays are solicited. 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 contains ten to twelve articles and comprises:

  • papers based on original research
  • specially invited papers on the history of technology and on interdisciplinary connections with other fields of research
  • book and journal reviews
  • evaluation of museum exhibits

Check our Guidelines for Contributors and feel free to contact ICON’s Editor, Hermione Giffard, for more information. ICON’s Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement explains the standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. They are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. For a free sample issue click here.