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.

Table of contents

Volume 23 (2017)

Volume 22 (2016)

Volume 21 (2015)

Volume 20.2 (2014)

Volume 20.1 (2014)

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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.
Utrecht University
The Netherlands

Editorial Board:

Hermione Giffard
Viktor Pal, Book Review Editor
Hans-Joachim Braun
Mats Fridlund
Anna Guagnini
Jan Hadlaw
Slawomir Lotysz, ex-officio
Patricio Saiz
Tiago Saraiva
Eric van der Vleuten
Artemis Yagou

How to submit?

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

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.