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Journal History

Meteoritics & Planetary Science is an international monthly journal of planetary science published by the Meteoritical Society—a scholarly organization promoting research and education in planetary science.

Meteoritics and Planetary Science was first published in 1935 under the title Contributions of the Society for Research on Meteorites. In 1947, the publication became known as Contributions of the Meteoritical Society and continued through 1951. From 1953 to 1995, the publication was known as Meteoritics, and in 1996, the journal's name was changed to Meteoritics and Planetary Science or MAPS. The journal was not published in 1952 and from 1957 to 1964.

2009 Impact Factor for MAPS is 3.25. The journal ranks #10 among 75 geochemistry and geophysics journals included in the 2009 ISI Journal Citation Report.