The magazine was started in 1990, having some of its first issues published during the Croatian War of Independence. Originally devised as tabloid, it never took an openly chauvinist approach of Slobodni tjednik and always tried to give the appearance of objectivity. Gradually, its articles began to deal with shady aspects of privatisation, abuses against ethnic Serb citizens and other topics not covered by mainstream media in Croatia. As such, Globus is credited for introducing investigative journalism in Croatia.
It is published by Europapress holding (EPH) media group, one of the largest media publishing companies in the country. Globus is one of EPH's flagship publications, along with Jutarnji list daily.