The Historical Metallurgy Society is delighted to announce the re-launch of its journal Historical Metallurgy as a fully platinum open access journal. This means it is not only free for all to read, but is free from any author's publication charges! We hope that the journal will appeal to a truly global readership and authorship. The provison of Historical Metallurgy in this way does, of course, come at a cost, so we would welcome your support by becoming a member of the Historical Metallurgy Society. Your subscription supports the costs of providing open access and also allows you to opt-in (for a fee) to the full-colour print version of Historical Metallurgy and our newsletter, The Crucible. Please visit the website of the Historical Metallurgy Society for further details and membership options.