The statistics, in which academic publication output is converted into so-called publication points, show that each full-time FNI researcher on average published an equivalent of 2.91 publication points in 2014. In comparison, the average among the Norwegian social science research institutes was 1.09, with averages in other research sectors lying lower.

FNI also led the ranking in 2013, with a record output of 2.99 publication points per researcher.

FNI's academic staff carried out a total of 24 research work-years in 2014, producing 4 monographs, 18 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, and 45 book chapters in edited volumes published by academic publishers. In addition came a large number of popularized articles and presentations for users, the general public and other audiences.