ASTM Standardization News (SN) is the all-encompassing magazine for well informed scientific and engineering professionals.

It is a valuable source for new and improved technology and voluntary consensus standardization.

ASTM SN is designed for professional engineers, scientists, and technicians whose expertise is in one of the many engineering and scientific specialties such as research or product development, quality control/ assurance, design engineering or product engineering, manufacturing or production engineering, laboratory/testing, codes and standards.

The readers are in industry, government, consulting fields, and academia, and their titles include president, corporate officers, general managers, vice presidents, lab directors, research directors, managers, engineers, scientists, and architects.

Bimonthly articles address the rapid advancements in technology in areas such as steel, plastics, textiles, petroleum, the environment, construction, chemicals and others, keeping the reader up to date with the standards world.

2016 Advertising Rates

Rate Card No. 81, effective January 2016

Size 1X 3X 6X
Full $3,534 $3,124 $2,923
2/3 $2,715 $2,404 $2,248
1/2 $2,098 $1,868 $1,758
1/3 $1,734 $1,551 $1,452
1/4 $1,551 $1,392 $1,299
IFC $4,042 $3,697 $3,081
IBC $3,929 $3,392 $2,865
OBC $4,279 $3,855 $3,222

Color Premium
1 standard color $500
1 matched color $600
4-color process $1,000

ASTM Standardization News Circulation Statistics

Average Circulation Statement

2015 Canada Foreign US Total


1,318 4,659 22,855 28,832


1,229 4,445 21,114 26,788


1,386 4,901 24,209 30,496


3,933 14,005 68,178 86,116

6 mo. Avg.

1,311 4,668 22,726 28,705

U.S. Circulation Breakdown

March/April 2015 Issue

Mountain 1,542
Pacific 2,966
Subtotal 4,508
Middle Atlantic 2,836
New England 2,169
Subtotal 5,005
West South Central 2,630
East South Central 2,832
South Atlantic 3,077
Subtotal 8,269
West North Central 1,362
East North Central 5,056
Subtotal 6,427
US Grand Total 24,209

Mechanical Requirements

Printed by web offset.

Trim Size: 8 1/8 x 10 7/8 in.

Bleed 8 3/8 x 11 1/8 in.

Keep live matter 3/4 in. from trim.

Full page 7 X 10 in.

2/3 page: 4 1/2 X 10 in. vertical

1/2 page: 3 3/8 X 10 in. vertical

7 X 4 7/8 in. horizontal

4 1/2 X 7 3/4 in. island

1/3 page: 2 1/8 X 10 in. vertical

4 1/2 X 5 in. island

1/4 page: 3 3/8 X 4 7/8 in.

No charge for insertion of key numbers, department numbers, or tag lines. Other typesetting, layout, and artwork will be charged at cost plus 10% and must be submitted for estimates through the Advertising Department.

Electronic Advertisement Submission
Preferred order of materials: press-ready PDF, or native page layout files InDesign CS4 (Mac), Illustrator CS4 (outlined type) (Mac), (Quark Xpress 6.5 (Mac or PC), Pagemaker 6.5 (Mac). Supporting applications: Photoshop CS4, Acrobat 8.0 also available).

Image resolution: 300 DPI, line art resolution: 1064 DPI. SN is printed Web offset and all electronic files must adhere to SN Mechanical Requirements and SWOP standards as defined in SRDS.

Proof: Hard copy proofs must accompany digital files. Analog matchprint proofs or halftone dot digital proofs must accompany color files. If no acceptable matchprint is supplied, color will be run to industry standard density.

Fonts: Supply all used fonts by embedding them in your PDF or including them with your layout. Postscript Type I fonts required — True Type fonts may need to be substituted.

Images: Send all supporting images with submission of native files.

Analog negatives may also be supplied. Negative (133 screen, right reading emulsion down), match print proof, or positive photo-ready mechanical. From these SN will produce an electronic copy and will return one proof for your approval.


  1. Minimum display advertisement — quarter page.
  2. Advertisers and agencies assume full responsibility for advertisements and claims arising therefrom. The society reserves the right to reject any advertisement that in its opinion does not meet the objective of the publication.
  3. No cancellations after closing.
  4. If copy, offset advertising material, or instructions are not received by closing, the publisher reserves the right to print the last advertisement published for the advertiser.

Closing Dates

  1. Space reservation: 15th of month preceding month of issue.
  2. Preferred material: 15th of month preceding month of issue.
  3. Publication set copy: 25th of second month preceding month of issue.


  1. Frequency: Bimonthly
  2. Issue date: First of the month of issue

New Literature Review
Insert your four-color catalog along with a 75-word description of your products or services. Use this section to generate leads, introduce a new product, or reinforce your marketing plan. Cost is $500 per insertion. Non-commissionable.

Professional Services
Inserted for one year in 6 issues. Cards are limited to the announcement of laboratories and consulting and
professional services. Professional Services Cards will also appear in the online edition with links to the advertisers' Web sites. Noncancellable.

Rates: Single $850 Double $1,250 Triple $1,700

Add color to your Professional Services Card $250

Mechanical Requirements
Professional Card: (including border rule)
single size: 2 1/8 X 1 1/8 in.
double size: 2 1/8 X 2 1/8 in.
triple size: 2 1/8 X 3 1/4 in.

For more information on Professional Services cards, contact Kelly Winberg
phone: 215/723-2861

Classified Rates
Positions Open, Positions Wanted, Used Equipment for Sale, Surplus Inventory for Sale. Set solid, no display,
$6 per line. 50% discount to ASTM members on positions wanted ads. Noncommissionable.

Camera-ready advertising
1/4 page or larger, standard display sizes, accepted at regular display rates.

Preferred Position Rate
5% of earned rate.

Bleed: No charge for bleed.

Inserts: Available.

Earned Rates
Determined by number of insertions used within the contract year.

Short Rates & Rebates
Advertisers will be short rated if, within a 12-month period from the date of the first insertion, they do not use the amount of space upon which their billings have been based. Advertisers will be rebated if, within 12-month period from the date of first insertion, they have used sufficient space to earn a lower rate.

Rate Protection
Advertisers will be protected at contract rates for the duration of their present contract. Thirty-day notice will be given of rate revision.

Agency Commission
15% to recognized agencies, except on Professional Cards, typeset classified ads, and special production charges, provided account is paid within 30 days.

No cash discount.
The publisher reserves the right to hold advertiser and/or its advertising agency jointly and severally liable for such monies as are due and payable to the publisher.