Meteoritics & Planetary Science

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Meteoritics & Planetary Science  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Meteorit. Planet. Sci.
Discipline Planetary science
Language English
Edited by A.J. Timothy Jull
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1086-9379 (print)
1945-5100 (web)
LCCN 96655038
OCLC no. 34046030

Meteoritics & Planetary Science is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1953. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Meteoritical Society. Since January 1, 2003, the editor-in-chief is A.J. Timothy Jull (Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory). The journal's broad focus is planetary science.


The journal was established in 1953 as the successor of the Notes and Contributions that were published on behalf of the Meteoritical Society in Popular Astronomy, from 1933 to 1951.[1]


Coverage encompasses planets, natural satellites, interplanetary dust, interstellar medium, lunar samples, meteors, meteorites, asteroids, comets, craters, and tektites and comes from multiple disciplines, such as astronomy, astrophysics, physics, geophysics, chemistry, isotope geochemistry, mineralogy, Earth science, geology, or biology

The journal publishes original research papers, invited reviews, editorials, and book reviews.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Meteoritics & Planetary Science is indexed and abstracted in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 2.719, ranking it 18th out of 76 journals in the category "Geochemistry & Geophysics".[2]


  1. ^ American Astronomical Society (1954). "Meteoritics. The journal of the Meteoritical Society and the Institute of Meteoritics of the University of New Mexico". Astronomical Journal. 59: 272. Bibcode:1954AJ.....59R.272.. doi:10.1086/107081. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Geochemistry & Geophysics". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 

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