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The Journal

About the Journal

The Journal of the Institute of Conservation is Icon’s peer-reviewed publication. With international contributions on all aspects of conservation, the Journal is an invaluable resource for the heritage sector.

The aims of Icon’s Journal are to:

  • Promote knowledge of cultural heritage conservation practice, the research which underpins it and related issues
  • Enable communication of advances between conservators and the wider conservation and heritage communities in the UK and internationally
  • Provide a permanent medium of record of issues relating to conservation and the heritage sector

The Journal is published three times a year in February, June and October by Taylor & Francis. Icon Members receive free printed copies of the Journal and have advanced online access to Accepted Manuscripts.

You can find all past issues of the Journal here.
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Write for the Journal

The Journal invites contributions from all those involved in the conservation of cultural heritage and related activities.

Areas of interest include:

  • Understanding cultural heritage materials and their degradation;
  • Subject reviews and histories of cultural heritage materials and conservation treatments;
  • New, innovative or improved approaches to conservation and collections care theory, practice, communication, management and training;
  • Conservation in its wider context

If you would like to write for the Journal, email the editor Jonathan Kemp at to discuss your proposal or, after consulting the Instructions for Authors, submit your full article using our online system.


Advertise in The Journal of the Institute of Conservation

The Journal is send to specialist readers and institutions across the world. To advertise, please get in touch with Yulia Gladshteyn at  

Download: Icon Journal Rate Card 2019


The Conservator & The Paper Conservator

The Journal was previously published as The Paper Conservator (1976-2008) and The Conservator (1977-2008). Icon Members can access all back issues here.

Other Publications

Icon Members also receive discounts on Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Butterworth Heinemann, Maney Publishing and Donhead titles. Please contact the Membership on team for more details.