Adopts its vol. numbering from the "LEG" numbering of the expeditions.
Some vols. issued out of numbering sequence; some vols. issued in 2 or more pts.; some vols. issued combined; some vols. issued combined out of numbering sequence.
Continued in 2000 (with v. 176) by CD-ROM edition: Ocean Drilling Program. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program. Initial reports, which has optional accompanying booklet (which continues book ISSN 0884-5883) containing selected text.
Each cruise results in an initial report, published roughly 15 months after the cruise; and a final report called: Ocean Drilling Program. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific results, published roughly 36 months after the cruise.
Initial reports of the earlier expeditions published as monographs; all have the general heading: Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Initial reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project. [A monograph].