ICON, founded in 1995, is the journal published by ICOHTEC focused on the history of technology. ICON, published annually, includes articles, review essays and book reviews on all aspects and periods of technological history by members as well as 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 particularly encourages submissions from authors for whom English is not their first language. All papers are refereed, and authors are offered 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.