ZOiS publishes the outcomes of its research in academic journals, edited volumes and monographs. These external publications disseminate the results of ZOiS's research to the academic community and build its reputation for scholary excellence. In addition, ZOiS has various publication formats of its own, which distribute research outcomes and expertise from ZOiS and its network.

ZOiS Spotlight

ZOiS Spotlight features analyses, insights and background information on current developments in Eastern Europe by ZOiS researchers and guest contributors. ZOiS Spotlight is published on the ZOiS website each Wednesday in English and German.

ZOiS Report

Produced in medium-length format, this English-language publication presents current data from ZOiS studies and surveys through graphics and short explanatory texts, making research findings with societal relevance quickly accessible to the public.

Meet the Author

For Meet the Author, we conduct short interviews with authors and researchers, based on five questions about a publication or project. Our aim is to provide an insight into the current academic and cultural debate and show how it relates to topical political and social issues.


Work-in-Progress is a medium-length format, which provides insights into the ongoing research projects by ZOiS researchers. This series presents the empirical and conceptual starting-points and interim results of individual projects. Work-in-Progress aims to make a contribution to academic debates, but due to its compact format it remains accessible for a broader audience. If you are in-terested in further information about the research or in citing the paper please contact the authors directly.


Zentralasien-Analysen provides monthly assessments of current political, economic, social and cultural developments in the five Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The authors are international researcher and experts.