Options Méditerranéennes draws upon the scientific work carried out in the CIHEAM's four Institutes. It promotes the work carried out by lecturers, researchers and collaborators.
From 1970 to 1976, Options Méditerranéennes was a bimonthly review. Between 1981 and 1989, it became a series of studies.
In 1989, it was published in three series.
Series A "Mediterranean seminars" includes the proceedings of all seminars and meetings organised by or in collaboration with the CIHEAM.
Series B "Studies and Research" includes the research papers presenting research outcomes by lecturers and researchers in the framework of the activities of the Institutes.
The series "Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes" includes the working documents, analyses and studies produced in the frmework of the CIHEAM's activities.
In 2008, the structure, layout and graphic design of the Journal were renewed. Options Méditerranéennes is now published in two series.