Historical Materialism
DisciplinePolitical science
Publication details
0.6 (2022)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Hist. Mater.
ISSN1465-4466 (print)
1569-206X (web)
OCLC no.39026496

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]

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 2022 impact factor of 0.6.[4]

Book series

The Historical Materialism Book Series was initiated by Brill in 2002. The series, amounting to over 200 books by 2020, includes a mix of "original monographs, translated texts and reprints of 'classics'" in Marxist theory.[5] Paperback versions of books in the series are published by Haymarket Books.[6]


  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". 2022 Journal Citation Reports (Social Sciences/Arts and Humanities ed.). Clarivate. 2023 – via Web of Science.
  5. ^ "Historical Materialism Book Series". Brill. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Historical Materialism". Haymarket Books. Retrieved 29 July 2021.