The first publication sponsored by COER was the COER REPORT, the Commission's newsletter. Thanks to funds allocated by the IUAES, combined with institutional support received by the Chairperson from her university, the COER REPORT was produced and distributed to all members in 1996 and 1997.

Subsequently, an activity-facilitation grant received from UNESCO supported a ten-country survey of multicultural education. Some of the participants in this project presented their findings at the XIVth ICAES, and all of their reports were edited by the Chairperson, and compiled into a comprehensive Project Report titled The Role of Anthropology in Multicultural Education, which was filed with UNESCO's Division of Cultural Pluralism in summer 1998.

Then, in 2000, a publication grant received from the Centro Ricerche Culturali (Italy), permitted the establishment of a desk-top publishing endeavor, through the creation of COER Press. Our first publication was Diversity Matters: Anthropological Perspectives, by E. L. Cerroni-Long, which came out in 2001. This monograph inaugurated the "COER Blueprints"--a series of conceptual primers which is available on a "print-on-demand" basis.

The year 2000 also saw the establishment of this website, through the capable work of the COER Webmaster, Ms. Adrienne Haywood. The UPDATES page of the website serves as our new newsletter, and while its inaugural number was distributed by mail, all members who have Internet access are now invited to access it electronically.

In 2007 COER launched Ethnoculture, an international, peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal publishing research and scholarship by COER members. The journal's volumes are thematic, gathering final versions of papers originally presented and discussed at COER-organized meetings. Each volume of the journal stays posted until it is archived, being substituted by a subsequent one.