Magazine Specs and Deadlines

Ad Dimensions

2-page spread

  • Width: 16 1/4"

  • Height: 10 3/4"

 

Full page

  • Width: 8 1/8"

  • Height: 10 3/4"

 

2/3 page vertical

  • Width: 4 5/8"

  • Height: 9 3/4"

1/2 page horizontal

  • Width: 7"

  • Height: 4 3/4"

 

1/3 page vertical

  • Width: 2 3/8"

  • Height: 9 3/4"

 

1/3 page square

  • Width: 4 5/8"

  • Height: 4 3/4"

Professional center full-page

  • Width: 7"

  • Height: 9 3/4"

 

Belly band

  • Width: 17 1/4"

  • Height: 4"

 

Trim size: 8 1/8" x 10 3/4"

Live area: 7 5/8" x 10 1/8"

Gutter: Allow 1/2" on left and right sides.

Bleeds: Accepted on full-page ads or two-page spreads only. Add 1/4" to all bleed edges.

Belly bands: Printed on 100# matte text #2

Issue

Space Reservation

Materials Due

On-Sale Date

Jul/Aug
Graduate School
Special Advertising Section
May 13, 2011 May 20, 2011 Jun 28, 2011
Sep/Oct Jul 8, 2011 Jul 15, 2011 Aug 23, 2011
Nov Sep 3, 2011 Sep 9, 2011 Oct 18, 2011
Dec
FP 100 Global Thinkers
(Special Year-End Issue)
Oct 14, 2011 Oct 21, 2011 Nov 29, 2011

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