The Historical Metallurgy Society publishes Historical Metallurgy an internationally recognised journal, annually in two parts. It includes articles on both ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy from the earliest times to the 20th century. Approaches are historical, archaeological and technical, and also include experimental replication of past processes. Each issue contains book reviews and abstracts from current literature.

The Society issues The Crucible three times a year. This is the newsletter that keeps HMS members up to date with notices, reviews and reports of relevant events and projects on archaeological and historical metallurgy. It also includes interviews, opinion and discussion essays, letters from around the world, and a list of forthcoming events.

The Society also produces a series of Occasional Publications, usually based on papers given at its conferences.

In addition, the Society’s Archaeology Committee produces a series of Datasheets which are available to download.