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The Meteoritical Society produces several regular and high profile publications.

Meteoritics and Planetary Science

Meteoritics and Planetary Science (MAPS) is the journal of the Meteoritical Society and one of the leading planetary science journals in the world. MAPS provides a central forum for research in planetary science. The journal is published monthly and is available in hard copy and electronic format. The journal website carries an extensive range of user services. The online version of the journal is available to members through the membership services page (username and password required)

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Jointly sponsored by the Geochemical Society and the Meteoritical Society, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (GCA) is a leading journal in geochemistry and cosmochemistry. Online-only subscriptions to GCA are available to Meteoritical Society members; see the Membership Services page.

The Meteoritical Bulletin

The Meteoritical Bulletin is the primary and official source for information about new meteorites. And, the Meteorite Bulletin Database is a searchable electronic resource that contains information about all known meteorites.

Meteoritical Society Newsletter

The Newsletter reports the business of the Society conducted during the previous year. It features reports from Society officers and journals. It also carries details about Society committees, awards and meetings. It is published annually as a supplement to Meteoritics and Planetary Science and is available in PDF format.


The Meteoritical Society is one of 16 societies that jointly publish the journal Elements, which appears six times a year. Members receive printed copies of Elements as part of their membership package and have electronic access to published articles with the username and password used to access MAPS.

Books by Society Members

Many members of the Meteoritical Society have published technical and popular books on planetary science. A list of books by members of the Society is in preparation.