The journal “Südost-Forschungen” (Southeast Studies), which has appeared since 1936 in the form of a yearbook, is the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies' publication medium for covering historical research on Southeast Europe. Interdisciplinarily conceived, the journal is open to contributions on subjects ranging from the Byzantine era to contemporary history. In its very comprehensive review section ‟Südost-Forschungen" gives a broad overview of the current specialist literature in all relevant languages. Worthy of emphasis is the internationality of the authors, and especially the large number of contributors from Southeast Europe among them.
The focus of the journal is on essays on the history of the cultures of Southeastern Europe. In addition, contributions regarding geography, art, literature, religious studies, economics, linguistics and folklore are considered, when they are directly related to the history of Southeastern Europe. Thanks to the contributions of authors from Southeastern Europe and Western countries, "Südost-Forschungen", published annually, has developed into one of the leading journals of international Southeastern European Studies. The journal is divided into a section for essays and an extensive review section. The contributions, of which the manuscripts can also be submitted in one of the Southeastern European languages, are published in German or English, and occasionally in French or Italian.