Commercial Observer Advertising

Advertise in the Observer member magazine and reach the 26,000 APS members throughout the year. The magazine is published 10 times a year and is circulated to members around the globe.  It is seen in print and is available free on the APS website.

Advertising is also available in the APS Employment Network and Postdoc Exchange.

To place an ad or learn more, e-mail Rochelle Shaffer or call +1 202.293.9300 Ext. 125. All ads are subject to approval by APS.

Advertising Rates

All ads are printed in color and are included in the Observer email, sent to the membership on the first day of each month. The print magazine reaches members at the beginning of the month.*

Display Ads
Full Page $1,700
½ Page $1,100
¼ Page $650

Ad Deadlines

Deadlines for ad copy and graphics for the Observer are listed below.

2017 Observer Issue Deadlines
January November 15
February December 15
March January 16
April February 15
May/June March 15
July/August June 1
September July 17
October August 15
November September 15
December October 16

Ad Sizes and Formats

Ads are accepted in TIFF, PDF, and EPS formats.

Display Ad Sizes
Full Page Live image area 6.75 x 9.25″ Page trim size: 8 x 10.5″ Full page bleed: 8.25 x 10.75″
Vertical Horizontal
½ Page 3.28″ x 9.25″ 6.75″ x 4.5″ ————–
¼ Page 3.28″ x 4.5″ ————– ————–

*Productions schedules are subject to change.

Web Banner Advertising Rates

Banner ads appear on Observer stories, one of the most popular features of the APS website.

Web Ads
30 Days $350
60 Days $650
90 Days $900

Web Ad Specifications
300 px wide x 250 px high
72 dpi
JPG or GIF file