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.

Editorial Calendar

Fall 2017 — Protecting Governments’ Data​
Data, perhaps our most valuable asset, is under attack! What are governments doing to ensure data accuracy, availability and transparency, while preventing and detecting improper payments and fraud? Writing deadline: June 1, 2017

Winter 2017–18 — Integrity & Leadership​
Honesty, fairness and accountability — the foundation of government’s responsibility to citizens — should be modeled by leadership, practiced by everyone, and supported by effective strategy and vision. Highlight preferred practices, so they may permeate all levels of government. Writing deadline: September 1, 2017

Spring 2018 — New Developments in Government Finance

During this season of growth and rejuvenation, we recognize that the government financial management profession is sprouting new developments. Discuss recent events and improvements in accounting, auditing, finance, management service, and planning and budgeting.
Writing deadline: Dec. 1, 2017

Summer 2018 — Building the Profession
People are the foundation and are among the most valuable assets in government financial management. How can we further develop technical and management skills, and mentor new leaders? What emerging trends in recruitment and retention improve our profession, while providing enhanced business management, extraordinary service and public accountability?
Writing deadline: March 1, 2018

Fall 2018 — Restoring Trust in Government
Effective financial and risk management can help stem the erosion of trust in government. How are government entities using enterprise risk management, improved internal controls, reduction of improper payments, and fraud prevention to help restore and maintain stakeholders’ trust?
Writing deadline: June 1, 2018

Winter 2018–19 — Technology Threats, Trends & Tools
Crucial access to data comes at a price. The level of security, technology capabilities, equipment, software and human resource needs vary from one entity to the next. Discuss the shared services, distributed ledger technology, and robotics opportunities ahead while navigating these challenging times of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
Writing deadline: Sept. 1, 2018

Advertising Deadlines


Insertion Date

Materials Due Date


Winter 2017–18 September 4, 2017 October 3, 2017 January 2018
Spring 2018 December 5, 2017 January 8, 2018 April 2018
Summer 2018 March 5, 2018 April 2, 2018 July 2018
Fall 2018 June 4, 2018 July 9, 2018 October 2018

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
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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