The Institute of Maya Studies publishes IMS Explorer monthly, a newsletter with news and commentaries on work being done by scholars and experts on the fields of archaeology, anthropology, archaeoastronomy, among others. Most of the articles presented are original and have not been published elsewhere. IMS Explorer also reviews books on the Maya and writes short biographies on pioneers on Maya archaeology. A list of special events happening around the world is also included in the monthly publication.
IMS Explorer has readers in Australia, Japan, England, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize as well as most states in the United States.