Founded in 1940, Hispania. Revista Española de Historia is a four-monthly publication devoted to the study of societies in the medieval, modern and contemporary periods. It is open to original work that fits within one or more of these three broad chronological frameworks, and does not restrict its contents along specific thematic or geographic lines. Since 1995, the journal has incorporated a Monographic Section into some of its issues, which has been commissioned from renowned historians from within and beyond Spain by the Editorial Board . It also includes an extensive Bibliographic Section.

Hispania is indexed in Arts & Humanities Citation Index, A&HCI (ISI, USA); Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI (ISI, USA);Current Contents, CC (ISI, USA);SCOPUS (Elsevier B.V., NL); Historical Abstracts, HA (ABC CLIO, USA);Handbook of Latin American Studies, HLAS (Library of Congress, USA); Periodical Index Online, PIO (Chadwick-Healey, ProQuest, UK); Regesta Imperii (Regesta Imperii, GER); Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, LLBA (Sociological Abstracts Inc., USA); ISOC (CSIC, SPA); Latindex (in Catalogue) and European Reference Index for the Humanities, ERIH (ESF).