In 1897 Benndorf convinced the Austrian Ministry of Culture to found the Austrian Archaeological Institute, with branches in Athens, Constantinople and Smyrna (today’s Izmir). The institute publishes yearly reports, in Anzeiger der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Publication of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts) and Jahreshefte (Annual). Final excavation reports as well as reports on architectural monuments and catalogues of sculptures, inscriptions, pottery and other materials are published in Forschungen in Ephesos (now 14 volumes).