Publications

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Among the many publications produced by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, five series stand out: ACTA, SCRIPTA VARIA, DOCUMENTAEXTRA SERIES and COMMENTARII.
ACTA are the Proceedings of the Plenary Sessions of the Academy.
SCRIPTA VARIA contain major works such as the full reports on the Study Weeks and Working Groups held at the Academy. Owing to their scientific importance, many volumes in the SCRIPTA VARIA series have appeared as co-editions with foreign publishers.
The booklets in the DOCUMENTA and EXTRA SERIES series enable the summaries and conclusions of Study Weeks and Working Groups to be made public with minimum delay. These series are also a means of rapid diffusion of Papal addresses to the Academy, and of significant documents such as the Declaration on the Prevention of Nuclear War.
COMMENTARII contain notes and memoires as well as special studies on scientific subjects.

Publications

Most of the Academy's publications can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking on the links in the left-hand column.

Printed copies can be ordered from:
Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Casina Pio IV, V-00120 Vatican City
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