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Icon's peer-reviewed 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.

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


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

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 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

Our prestigious tri-annual scholarly Journal of the Institute of Conservation reaches the brightest minds and leading lights in the sector

Over 2,600 hard copy editions are dispatched across the world, reaching conservation sector professionals, academics, students, and conservation scientists. 

To advertise in the Journal, please get in touch with Jess Lock (Membership Officer).


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Deadlines (2024 Volumes)

47.01 February TBC
47.02 June TBC

47.03 October


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