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), Michael Stolleis (Frankfurt) and Rüdiger Wolfrum (Heidelberg) 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.
Mark Somos is a co-editor of the journal "Grotiana".
Anne Peters is a co-editor of the journal "Rechtswissenschaft".
Armin von Bogdandy is a co-editor of the journal "Der Staat".
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.
The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is accessible online at www.mpepil.com
. The Encyclopedia is continually being updated and expanded. At present, it contains more than 1700 peer-reviewed articles, written by over 900 scholars and practioners from around the world on all aspects in all subfields of international 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 supplementary materials.