Version Catalog Not Publishing maven-metadata.xml

It appears that my versionCatalog publications don’t publish any maven-metadata files to my Maven Repository.

publishing {
    publications {
        myVersionCatalog(MavenPublication) {
            from components.versionCatalog

I was under the impression that by virtue of publishing a MavenPublication, the maven-metadata.xml was generated.

Is there something about components.versionCatalog that would result in a lack of the metadata, as opposed to (which does generate metadata)?