ICON, the bi-annual journal of ICOHTEC founded in 1995, publishes essays, research articles, research briefs, review essays and book reviews on all aspects and periods of technological history by members and non-members. It devotes special attention to the discussion of contemporary problems of technology in their socio-economic and cultural settings. The journal’s goal is to foster scholarship by providing timely review and circulation of ideas to an international audience. Please submit your manuscript for consideration (article and abstract) at manuscriptmanager.net/icon.

Table of contents

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Volume 27.2 (2022)

Volume 27.1 (2022)

Volume 26.2 (2021)

Volume 26.1 (2021)

Volume 25.2 (2020)

Volume 25.1 (2020)

Volume 24 (2018/2019)

Volume 23 (2017)

Volume 22 (2016)

Volume 21 (2015)

Volume 20.2 (2014)

Volume 20.1 (2014)

Volume 19 (2013)

Volume 18 (2012)

Volume 17 (2011)

…working on it….

Volume 1 (1995)

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.


Peeter Müürsepp, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief
Tallinn University of Technology

Editorial Board:

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

WHAT 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 (especially if you are not a native English speaker).

A typical issue of the journal 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, Peeter Müürsepp, 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.