Research & Publications

Advertising Rates & Information

About the Magazine

Since 1950, the Journal of Government Financial Management (Journal) has been providing useful, in-depth information to decision-makers at all levels of government. A valuable research and information source, the Journal is published quarterly by AGA and is distributed to its membership of government financial professionals as well as libraries around the world.

  • Average Circulation: 14,250
  • Circulation: AGA members and subscribers. The majority of non-member subscribers are university libraries.
  • Annual Subscription Price: $110 in the continental U.S. and $125 elsewhere.


Journal readers are government financial managers in federal, state and local government as well as the private sector and academia, across the country and around the world.


Advertising Deadlines


Insertion Date

Materials Due Date


Summer 2021 April 1, 2021 May 1, 2021 July 2021
Fall 2021 July 1, 2021 Aug. 2, 2021 Oct. 2021
Winter 2021–2022 Oct. 1, 2021 Nov. 1, 2021 Jan. 2022
Spring 2022 Jan. 3, 2022 Feb. 1, 2022 April 2022
Summer 2022 April 1, 2022 May 2, 2022 July 2022

Advertising Rates

Corporate Partner, Government Agency and Educational Institution



Back cover $4,950 $4,650
Cover 2 $4,290 $3,645
Cover 3 $3,690 $3,145
Full page $2,970 $2,610
1/2 horizontal $2,215 $1,980
Non-Corporate Partner
Learn more about corporate partnership



Back cover $5,490 $4,875
Cover 2 $4,719 $4,010
Cover 3 $4,285 $3,460
Full page $3,267 $2,871
1/2 horizontal $2,437 $2,178

*Different ads may be submitted for each issue.

Mechanical Requirements

Spread w/ bleed 17" x 11 1/4"
Spread 16 1/2" x 10 3/4"
Full page w/ bleed 8 1/2" x 11 1/4"
1/2 horizontal 7 1/4" x 4 7/8"
Magazine trim size 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"
Bleed 1/8" all sides    
Live area 7 1/4" x 9 3/4"
Color 4 color (CMYK)
Binding Saddle-stitched
Line screen 175

To avoid loss of copy as a result of binding or trimming, keep essential elements within the live area (at least 5/8" from the top, bottom and outer edges).

Terms and Policies


  • No cancellations will be accepted.
  • Payment for each ad is due within 30 days of the issue release date.
  • Any costs incurred by the Journal as a result of an advertiser not conforming to stated mechanical requirements will be billed to the advertiser.


  • Checks should be made payable to the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted.

Advertising Submission

Please email submissions to:

Mechanical Specifications

Advertisements and images for the Journal must be prepared for four-color process printing. Please provide your advertisement as a high-resolution PDF with bleed and crop marks. The recommended setting is PDF/X-1a (Acrobat Distiller or InDesign). You may also send as final art your collected InDesign files, including all image files, logos and true type fonts (no postscript fonts).

Images should be saved as TIFF and/or EPS files generated in PhotoShop or Illustrator. Images for color process should be CMYK only. All collected InDesign submissions must include a low resolution PDF composite of the entire article (including images) for reference. Send compressed/zipped files containing the original design file, images, fonts and PDF to In the subject line of your email, please indicate the issue(s) your article is to appear in — spring, summer, fall or winter. For more information, please contact