ABA JOURNAL SPECS

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SIZE WIDTH HEIGHT
Full page Non-bleed 7.167” 9.639”
Full page Bleed 8.6875” 11.25”
1/2 Page Island 4.998” 8.611”
1/2 Page Horizontal 8.188” 5.428”
1/4 Page Square 3.517” 4.788”
1/8 Page Marketplace Ad 1.6649" 4.9483”
NOTE: Trim: 8.1875” x 10.75” (add 1/4” bleed to all 4 sides to reach the bleed size above)
Safety: 7.6875” x 10.25” (keep all text/elements 1/4” in from trim)

PUBLISHER’S LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
The Publisher shall not be liable for any failure to print, publish or circulate any or all portions of any issue containing an advertisement accepted by the Publisher if the failure is caused by acts of God, strikes, accidents or other circumstances beyond the Publisher’s control. In consideration of the publication of an advertisement, the advertiser or its agency, jointly or separately, will indemnify and hold harmless the American Bar Association, its officers, agents and employees against expenses, legal fees and losses resulting from publishing an advertisement. Such losses will include, without limitation, claims or suits of libel, violation of the right of privacy, violation of statutory or common law, copyright infringement or plagiarism.

PAYMENT TERMS
Payment is due upon receipt of invoices. No cash discount is given. Payment from a non-US advertiser must be in US currency in the form of either a check drawn from a US bank in US dollars or a money order in US dollars.

PAYMENT LIABILITY
Orders from agencies or other third parties are accepted with the understanding that the advertiser is ultimately liable for payment of the charges incurred in the event the agency or third party does not make the payment for whatever reason, including insolvency.

CONTRACT REGULATIONS
A separate written contract is required for each ad placement and must be received before the closing date. The contract is non-cancellable. If there is any conflict between the terms in the contract and the terms in this Media Planner, the terms in the contract will prevail.

An advertiser who has been billed at a frequency discount rate and fails to advertise at the requested frequency will be short rated—that is, billed for the difference between the contracted frequency discount rate and the earned rate.

The publisher has the right to approve all advertising and may reject advertising at any time.
ELECTRONIC AD SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please go to https://abajournal.sendmyad.com/ to submit files.

Please supply only a print-ready PDF file. We cannot accept any native application file formats (i.e., MS Word, InDesign, Publisher) or any other file format. PDF must be a hi-res, print-ready file. All raster images should be 300 dpi. All fonts must be embedded.

Do NOT include a bleed with fractional ads.

Color ads must use CMYK color only. RGB color or spot colors (e.g., Pantone colors) are NOT acceptable.

Materials that are not properly prepared may be subject to additional production charges.

Ads must be submitted in the exact size they are to appear.

MATERIALS CONTACT:
Emily Shawen, 410-584-1948
emily.shawen@mci-group.com

PRINTING
Web Offset (SWOP) Perfect Binding
Publication Trim Size: 8 3/16” x 10 3/4”
Safety: All live matter must be 1/4 inch trim on all sides.
Gutter Safety: 3/16” on each side (total 3/8 inch) Minimum size knockout type should be 8 point

NOTE: Perfect Alignment of type design across the gutter of two facing pages cannot be guaranteed.