The earlier title published from 1992 to 2005 is called the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Monograph. From 2006 the series name is GNS Science monograph, although to date only a few titles have been published. Paleontological titles also carry on the numbering of the New Zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin series. Authors of the Monographs come from within GNS and also externally, providing they meet the standards for the publication.