Advertising Specifications

Advertising in the publications of the American Historical Association provides you with the best opportunity for reaching members of the historical profession in the United States. As the oldest (founded in 1884) and largest (more than 18,000 individual and institutional members) professional historical organization in the United States, only the American Historical Association brings together historians specializing in every period, geographic region, and topic of history. Through its scholarly and professional activities, the American Historical Association represents the broad diversity of historical enterprise today. More than 60 percent of the Association's members are professors of history, with the remaining 40 percent consisting of students, teachers, administrators, and publishers in the field.

Specifications per Publication

  • About Perspectives on History

    Circulation

    Approximately 15,500

    Readership

    College and university professors, and K–12 teachers of history; historical administrators; editors; museum professionals; publishers; librarians; and students of history.

    Issuance

    Nine times per year; monthly, September–May. Perspectives on History accepts—subject to conformity with advertisement policies of the AHA—classified advertisements (for history jobs, fellowships, and miscellaneous products and services related to historians) and display advertisements for these as well as other items of interest to readers (such as books, films, television programs, lists of new faculty, conference announcements, and so on).

    Classified Ads

    $1.25 per word for ads submitted via the Job Ad Entry Form. Minimum charge is $125. Repeat ads are billed at half the fee of the original ad. All classified ads are now prepaid only. Contact Liz Townsend for information about classified ads.

    Sizes, Prices, and Requirements

    • Cover 4

      7¼ x 9⅝, $2,020

    • Covers 2 & 3

      7¼ x 9⅝, $1,886

    • Full Page

      7¼ x 9⅝, $1,088

    • Half Page

      Vertical: 4⅝ x 7¼, $809

      Horizontal: 7¼ x 4⅝, $809

    • One-Third Page

      Vertical: 2⅜ x 9⅝, $608

      Square: 4⅝ x 4⅝, $492

    • One-Sixth Page

      Vertical: 2⅜ x 4⅝, $346

      Horizontal: 4⅝ x 2⅜, $346

    Specs:

    Ink

    Perspectives on History is produced in 4-colors (all ad copy must be PDF, exported to Print Quality, PDF/X-1a:2001; high resolution CMYK).

    Paper Stock

    Perspectives on History is printed on 50# Gloss paper.

    Deadlines

    • Issue

      Deadline to Reserve and Submit Ads

    • September 2013 Issue

      August 7, 2013

    • October 2013 Issue

      September 4, 2013

    • November 2013 Issue

      October 9, 2013

    • December 2013 Issue

      November 6, 2013

    • January 2014 Issue

      December 5, 2013

    • February 2014 Issue

      January 10, 2014

    • March 2014 Issue

      February 5, 2014

    • April 2014 Issue

      March 5, 2014

    • May 2014 Issue

      April 9, 2014

    Submit Ad

    To Reserve Ad Space and Upload Ad Copy

    To reserve advertising space and to upload copy (ad copy must be PDF, exported to Print Quality, PDF/X-1a:2001; all fonts must be embedded withing the PDF), please go to the Perspectives on History online display advertising submission form.

    Contact

    Kelly Elmore for billing information about Perspectives on History.

  • About the American Historical Review

    Circulation

    17,094

    Readership

    College professors, historical administrators, editors, museum professionals, publishers, librarians, and students of history.

    Average Monthly Page Views: 40,200
    Average Monthly Unique IPs: 9,370
    Average Available Ad Impressions: 80,400*
    *Combined monthly leaderboard and skyscraper positions

    Issuance

    Five times per year: October, December, February, April, and June.

    Online Version

    The American Historical Review is now available electronically to members via Oxford University Press.

    Sizes, Prices, and Requirements

    • Full Page

      6 x 9

      Trim size: 7¼ x 10¼

    Specs:

    • PDF files should be created using Adobe Acrobat Distiller 4.0 or higher. 

    • Files should be composite PDFs, not separated. 

    • All fonts and images should be embedded and subset below 100%. 

    • All ads should have an effective resolution of 300 dpi (minimum). 

    • Colour ads should be supplied as CMYK only (e.g. no RGB, Lab colour, ICC colour based or Pantone Colour). 

    • Monochrome bitmap images (line-art) should have an effective resolution of 1200 dpi. 

    • Half-tone dot range should be in the range of 3% to 95%. 

    • Ads set to the type area should be surrounded by a box, and have no registration marks or catch lines. 

    • Bleed ads should have crop marks set to the trim size dimensions, and will be trimmed accordingly. Please allow 3mm bleed on all four sides. 

    • Any vector-based objects with transparency effect must be rasterized to 600 dpi in the source file itself, before creating the PDF.

    Full specs can be found in the 2014 AHR Media Kit

    Deadlines

    • Issue

      Deadline to Reserve and Submit Ads

    • April 2014 Issue

      February 14, 2014

    • June 2014 Issue

      April 10, 2014

    • October 2014 Issue

      August 14, 2014

    • December 2014 Issue

      October 13, 2014

    Contact

    Contact:

    Stephen Close
    Corporate Accounts Manager
    t: 212-726-6267
    c: 646-709-5781
    e: steve.close@oup.com

  • About the Annual Meeting Program

    Circulation

    Over 18,000

    Readership

    Includes all members, as well as nonmembers attending the annual meeting.

    Issuance

    Published in conjunction with the Association's annual meeting, held yearly at the beginning of January, the Program is mailed to the membership in mid-October and also provided to participants at the annual meeting. The 128th annual meeting will be held January 2–5, 2014, in Washington, DC.

    Deadlines

    • Issue

      Deadline to Reserve and Submit Ads

    • 2015 Annual Meeting Program

      The AHA will meet in New York City in 2015. The Program ad deadline will be approximately October 1, 2014.

  • About the Annual Meeting Program

    Circulation

    Over 18,000

    Readership

    Includes all members, as well as nonmembers attending the annual meeting.

    Issuance

    Published in conjunction with the Association's annual meeting, held yearly at the beginning of January, the Program is mailed to the membership in mid-October and also provided to participants at the annual meeting. The 128th annual meeting will be held January 2–5, 2014, in Washington, DC.

    Deadlines

    • Issue

      Deadline to Reserve and Submit Ads

    • 2015 Annual Meeting Program

      The AHA will meet in New York City in 2015. The Program ad deadline will be approximately October 1, 2014.

  • About the Annual Meeting Supplement

    Circulation

    Over 5,000

    Readership

    Includes all annual meeting attendees

    Issuance

    Published as a companion to the AHA's annual meeting Program, the Supplement is distributed to the to all attendees at the annual meeting. The 128th annual meeting will be held January 2–5, 2014, in Washington, DC.

    Deadlines

    • Issue

      Deadline to Reserve and Submit Ads

    • 2015 Annual Meeting Supplement

      The AHA will meet in New York City in 2015. The Supplement ad deadline will be approximately November 30, 2014.