The results of the Institute's work appear in numerous publications. The following are published by the IFSH:
- The "Hamburger Beiträge zur Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik" (Hamburg Contributions on Peace Research and Security Policy) – which appeals to an audience of experts;
- The "Hamburger Informationen zur Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik" (Hamburg Information on Peace Research and Security Policy) – which is designed to reach the wider public.
In addition to the above-listed publications, the Institute releases a newsletter "IFSH-aktuell". "IFSH-aktuell" informs the interested public, in a concise way, about new projects, events, and current opinions as well as the Institute's most recent publications.
The majority of book publications are released in the book series "Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden (Democracy, Security, Peace)" and some articles appear in the quarterly "Sicherheit und Frieden / Security and Peace (S+F)". The IFSH is also a member of the editorial board of the "Peace Report". This collaborative work between five research institutes has been in publication since 1987 as a yearbook on international conflict and on acute and potential threats to peace in Europe and world.
The OSCE Yearbook which considers the work of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and its 57 participating States, has been published annually by the IFSH since 1995. The OSCE Yearbook is available in German, English and Russian.