Advertising

The University of Chicago Magazine is the primary link between more than 167,000 sophisticated, intelligent readers (alumni, faculty, friends, and students) and one of the worldʼs leading universities. Produced quarterly, the Magazine reflects the intense, energetic atmosphere of the University, taking an in-depth look at the University of Chicago’s innovative thinkers, groundbreaking research, influential alumni, and active students.

If you are ready to place your reservation for a display or classified ad, fill out the form at mag.uchicago.edu/magads.

If you have questions or are part of the University of Chicago, please contact Rhonda Smith at smithr@uchicago.edu.

Display advertising deadlines

See below for classified advertising rates and deadlines.

Issue

Reservation due

Material due

Magazine mails

2019 Fall

Sep-10

Oct-1

by Nov-9

2020 Winter

Dec-10

Jan-3

by Feb-11

2020 Spring

Mar-9

Apr-1

by May-13

2020 Summer

June-8

July-1

by Aug-9

2020 Fall

Sep-10

Oct-1

By Nov-9

2021 Winter

Dec-10

Jan-3

by Feb-11

2021 Spring

Mar-9

Apr-1

by May-13

2021 Summer

June-8

July-1

by Aug-9

Advertising rates

Size

Black & white

Color

Back cover

N/A

$12,470

Full page (with 0.125″ bleed)

$7,305

$10,745

2/3 page 

$5,340

$8,050

1/2 page

$4,465

$7,490

1/3 page (vertical or square)

$3,125

$5,150

1/6 page

$2,085

$2,605

1/12 page

$1,030

N/A

Reserve space in three or more issues at one time and receive a 10% discount on each ad. Invoices will be sent when the issue mails.

Artwork specifications

Size

Width

Height

Full page (with 0.125″ bleed)

7.75″ 

10.25″ 

2/3 page

4.2222″ 

8.8438″ 

1/2 page

6.42″ 

4.35″ 

1/3 page (square)

4.2222″ 

4.375″ 

1/3 page (vertical)

2.0278″ 

8.8438″ 

1/6 page

2.0278″ 

4.375″ 

1/12 page

2.0278″ 

2.125″ 

Reservations: Fill out the form at mag.uchicago.edu/magads.

Digital materials: PDF format is the preferred file format for file submission. Supply a proof that matches the supplied digital ad. Careful attention must be paid to the proper creation of PDF files to ensure that they will reproduce correctly. All high-resolution images and fonts must be embedded. Images must be TIFF or EPS between 300 and 400 dpi. Do not embed ICC Profiles within images. For more information, please contact uchicago-magazine@uchicago.edu.

Media: Email artwork or send downloading instructions to uchicago-magazine@uchicago.edu.

Additional charges: PMS-specified colors are charged as additional colors. Any nonroutine production work required due to insufficiently prepared advertising material will be billed at printerʼs charges.

Late fees: If an ad isnʼt reserved before the due date, we will charge an extra $100. If the ad is not in by the due date, we will charge an extra $100 for a one column ad, an extra $200 for a two-column, and an extra $300 for a full-page ad. If the ad reservation is canceled AFTER the reservation deadline or if we never receive the ad, we will charge a kill fee of 1/2 the original cost.

Policy

With the purpose of advancing the University of Chicago’s mission and profile and increasing readersʼ engagement with the institution and its community, the University of Chicago Magazine informs readers about the activities, ideas, and contributions of faculty, alumni, students, and staff in stories that are supportive of this community and that embody its values of rigorous inquiry and a diversity of perspectives.

The University of Chicago Magazine accepts advertisements for goods and services that may be of interest to its readers. The Magazine reserves the right to refuse any ad. Like the University, which publishes it, the Magazine does not take political or social positions and does not accept political, advocacy, or issue advertising. Contact uchicago-magazine@uchicago.edu.

Contract

All advertisements are accepted and published by the publisher upon the representation that the agency and advertiser are authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof. In consideration of the publisherʼs acceptance of such advertisements for publication, the agency and advertiser will indemnify and hold the publisher harmless from and against any loss for expense, including without limitation reasonable attorney's fees resulting from any claims arising out of the publication of such advertisements.

All contents of advertisements are subject to the publisherʼs approval. The publisher reserves the unconditional right to reject or cancel any advertisement or space reservation at any time. The publisher will not be liable for any cost or damages if for any reason the magazine fails to publish an advertisement. The publisher is not responsible for errors in key numbers. Cancellations will not be accepted after ad space deadline date. By reserving ad space, you agree to the conditions above.

Classified advertising

Have a service or product to sell? A vacation home to rent? With this issue, the University of Chicago Magazine introduces a classified-advertising section. Reach over 150,000 alumni and friends for just $3.00 per word.

Advertising Rates: $3.00 per word, ten-word minimum. Telephone numbers (including area code) count as one word. Words divided by a slash or hyphen are counted individually. ZIP codes are free. Boldfacing the first three words is standard. Additional boldfacing is $3.00 per word. Email and web addresses are priced based on length (35 characters or over count as two words.)

Discounts: 5% for advertising in 3-5 issues and 15% for 6 or more issues.

To place a classified ad, fill out the form at mag.uchicago.edu/magads and indicate how you would like to pay (check or credit card). If you have questions, contact Rhonda Smith at smithr@uchicago.edu

Classified advertising deadlines

Issue

Ad copy due

Magazine mails

2019 Fall

Oct-1

by Nov-9

2020 Winter

Jan-3

by Feb-11

2020 Spring

Apr-1

by May-13

2020 Summer

July-1

by Aug-9

2020 Fall

Oct-1

by Nov-9

2021 Winter

Jan-3

by Feb-11

2021 Spring

Apr-1

by May-13

2021 Summer

July-1

by Aug-9

Note: The University of Chicago Magazine assumes no liability for the content of, or reply to, any classified advertisement.

Questions?

Please email us at uchicago-magazine@uchicago.edu or call 773.702.2163.