Historical Materialism (journal)

Historical Materialism is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Brill Publishers of historical materialism, the study of society, economics, and history using a Marxist approach. The journal started as a project at the London School of Economics from 1995 to 1998. Currently it is affiliated at the SOAS the University of London. Starting from 2008 the journal organises an annual conference and a book series.[1]

Historical Materialism
DisciplinePolitical science
Edited bySebastian Budgen, Juan Grigera, Robert Knox, Ashok Kumar, Esther Leslie, Andreas Malm, Maïa Pal, Paul Reynolds, Mary Robertson, Peter Thomas, Sara Salem, Panagiotis Sotiris, Alberto Toscano, Jeffery R. Webber, Jamie Woodcock
Publication details
0.26 (2016)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Hist. Mater.
ISSN1465-4466 (print)
1569-206X (web)
OCLC no.39026496

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted in Political Science Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, and the Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition.[2][3] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 0.705.[4]


  1. "Historical Materialism – Conferences" Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  2. "Historical Materialism – BRILL". Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  3. "Master Journal List – Science – Thomson Reuters". Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  4. "Historical Materialism". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013.