Among the earliest attempts by the Consortium to document research results was the peer-reviewed Research Papers series. Policy highlights of each paper are presented in a Policy Brief, which is also translated into French. Special Papers and occasional Policy Papers are published on an as-needed basis. Papers generated internally by the Secretariat, selected conference papers, and interim results of collaborative research projects, among others, are issued as Working Papers. In addition, book-length volumes - whether published under AERC's own imprint or in joint ventures with other publishers - consolidating the results of focused research projects are important vehicles for disseminating research results.
AERC also publishes two periodical publications. The AERC Newsletter provides in-depth coverage of AERC activities in general with an added focus on the training programme, particularly the Joint Facility for Electives, to keep network members informed of the outstanding opportunities offered by AERC's capacity building efforts. Research News produced in collaboration with the Research Department, provides a range of policy relevant viewpoints and perspectives as it highlights specific collaborative research themes or issues. Both newsletters are available in hard and soft copy, with hard copy distribution largely restricted to the sub-Saharan region.
For all of these AERC seeks the optimum balance between print and electronic publication and provides copies of these publications in abstract and full downloadable formats on this website.