AAPG's mission is to provide members, other geoscientists, and, in some cases, nongeologists with timely and useful publications at the lowest possible cost. There are several series of books published by AAPG: Memoirs, Studies in Geology, Archie, Hedberg, Methods in Exploration, and general Special Publications. All AAPG publications go through a proposal and review process overseen by the AAPG Publications Committee and Elected Editor before being accepted for publication. AAPG publishes both hard copy and digital books, as well as hybrid combinations of hard copy and digital. Occasionally, books will be published that do not fall into a Series category, and these are published as general Special Publications, with no series number.
In order to provide the widest possible variety of geoscience petroleum publications to its customers, AAPG also carries titles from several other publishers, including the Geological Society of London, Cambridge University Press, and PennWell Publishing.