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Advertising in MAA FOCUS

MAA FOCUS is the only MAA publication that is read by all members of the MAA.

Published six times yearly, MAA FOCUS presents MAA members with the latest information on what is happening in the mathematics community.

Included are articles on professional and academic issues, listings of meetings and events important to the community, and listings of employment opportunities open to those in the field of mathematics.

  • All ads automatically appear in the MAA FOCUS online edition posted on the MAA website at no extra charge.

  • Reserve six full-page ads in MAA FOCUS and receive one free full-page ad in each of our journals: The American Mathematical MonthlyThe College Mathematics Journal, and Mathematics Magazine.


Issue Insertion Due Art Due Editorial Content
February/March January 7 January 14
April/May February 11 February 25 MAA MathFest Preview
June/July April 8 April 22
August/September June 3 June 10
October/November August 5 August 19 JMM Preview
December/January October 15 October 29


Size Dimensions (w x h) 1x 3x 6x 9x
Cover 4 (back cover)
(4 color)
Cover 4 Example
8" x 8" $3,486 $3,255 $2,905 $2,670
Cover 3
(4 color)
Cover 3 Example

Trims at 8 1/4" x 10 5/8"

To bleed, provide art that is 8 1/2" x 10 7/16"

$3,385 $3,160 $2,820 $2,590
Full Page Trims at 8 1/4" x 10 5/8" $2,765 $2,530 $2,285 $2,055
2/3 Page 4 7/16" x 9 5/16"(v)
6 3/4" x 6 7/16" (h)
$2,345 $2,100 $1,895 $1,680
1/2 Page 3 5/16" x 9 5/16" (v)
6 3/4" x 4 3/4" (h)
$1,680 $1,550 $1,490 $1,205
1/3 Page 2 1/8" x 9 5/16" (v)
6 3/4" x 3 1/8" (h)
4 7/16" x 4 7/16" (sq)
$1,575 $1,430 $1,305 $1,140
1/4 Page 3 1/4" x 4 5/8" $1050 $935 $840 $805
1/6 Page 2 1/8" x 4 7/16" $995 $875 $760 $700

Note: v=vertical, h=horizontal, sq=square


  • $2.00 per word (advertisements up to 50 words will be charged a flat rate of $150.00).
  • May be sent in as Microsoft Word attachments or directly in the body of the email. A member of the advertising team will respond with a quote for your advertisement confirming placement and billing information.

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Additional Opportunites:

  • Flash, streaming audio, and streaming video are available on the e-version of MAA FOCUS. Please contact for mechanical specifications.

  • Combine your publication advertisement with MAA’s Table of Contents e-mail advertising.

  • Inserts and business reply cards options are available.

  • Trim Size: 8 1/4" wide x 10 5/8" high
  • Screen: 150-line halftone
  • Full page bleed: 8 1/2" x 10 7/16"(10% extra charge)
  • Column Width: 2 1/8", 4 7/16", 6 3/4"
  • Printing: Offset, saddle-stitched
  • Camera-ready art: Should be prepared according to the mechanical specifications shown on this page.
  • Embed all fonts and images
  • Color: Grayscale or CMYK; 2-color ads will be printed using a CMYK color build
  • Live Area: Keep live text and graphics 1/4 inch inside trim dimensions
  • Include crop marks and 1/8" bleed (if applicable)
  • Partial page ads must be framed by border or rule.
  • Electronic files: Laser output should accompany your electronic files. PC and MAC based files must be sent as Postscript files (please subset and embed all fonts).
  • All ads must be submitted with a SWOP proof at 100%.
  • If proof is not provided and production problems occur, a proof may be created and billed to the client or agency at MAA’s prevailing rates.
  • Ads supplied without a SWOP-certified color proof will be printed to SWOP standards (Specific Web Offset Publications).
  • Please visit for additional information of certified proofing and printing standards.
  • MAA and its printers cannot be held liable for color complaints when an ad is submitted without an acceptable color proof.

To place an ad or to learn more about our advertising program, e-mail the MAA Advertising Department at: or call us at: 1(877) 622-2373. 

Note: We are happy to bill your account or accept a Purchase Order provided your organization has established paying history with the MAA.

TERMS OF USE/RIGHTS/WARRANTY/LIABLITY - Mathematical Association of America reserves the right to refuse any Ad submitted for display in any MAA product for any reason. Mathematical Association of America also maintains the right to remove any Ad currently displayed under any agreement.