On a quarterly basis, the Institute publishes the Heidelberg Journal of International Law
(HJIL/ZaöRV) in print and online. Issues which are older than one year
can be downloaded free of charge from the Institute’s homepage. The
Journal is peer-reviewed.
The Institute has been editing the Journal of the History of International Law (JHIL) since 2004. In 2014, Anne Peters became Editor-in-Chief. Further editors are Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet (Paris) and Randall Lesaffer (Tilburg and Leuven). Peter Haggenmacher (Geneva) and Michael Stolleis (Frankfurt) are emeritus editors.
Since 2012, the Institute has published the Russian language Digest for international Law (Дайджест Публичного Права). The Managing Editors of the Digest are Tigran B. Beknazar and Matthias Hartwig.
Armin von Bogdandy is a co-editor of the journal Der Staat.
Anne Peters is a co-editor of the journal Rechtswissenschaft.
The bibliography Public International Law has
been published by the Institute since 1975. It covers works which
pertain to all aspects of public international law.
The Institute publishes an in-house series, called Contributions on Comparative Public Law and International Law (Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht). The monographs in this series present the results of the Institute’s own research projects and those of its researchers and also highlight selected projects carried out by affiliated external researchers.
From 2014 onwards the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law continues the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (Max
Planck UNYB), which was published by the Max Planck Institute from
1997-2013. The respective articles can be downloaded free of charge from the
Since 2008, the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL)
has been accessible online at www.mpepil.com. The Encyclopedia is
continually being updated and expanded. At present, it contains more
than 1600 articles, written by over 800 authors from around the world
and encompasses all areas of international law. A ten-volume printed
version of the MPEPIL was published in 2012. In 2014, editorial
responsibility for the MPEPIL shifted to the Max Planck Foundation for
International Peace and the Rule of Law.
The Max Planck Institute has been editing the series Constitutions of the Countries of the World (CCW)
since 2005. This is an English-language collection of the national
constitutions of the world’s independent countries. It also contains
introductory commentaries on the different constitutions and related