The refereed journal Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies was launched in 1995 by members of the Media, Art & Design Department at the then University of Luton (UK), and became a quarterly in 1997. In August 2006 the University of Luton became the University of Bedfordshire.
It is published by SAGE Publications.
Since 2005 the journal's editorship has been shared between the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Sunderland, while the editorial website and email remain hosted by Bedfordshire.
Convergence invites papers on multimedia, gender and technology, satellite and cable, control and censorship, copyright, electronic publishing, the internet, media policy, interactivity, education and new media technologies, screen interfaces, virtual reality, technology and arts practices, sound/music and new technologies, and media theory.
The February and August issues are usually guest-edited themed issues, while the May and November issues are general issues edited by the editorial team.
In March 2009 Convergence was accepted for indexing in Scopus, Elsevier’s abstracting/indexing database, covering over 16,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 international publishers (including 1200 open access journals).