Postal ID statements

Every magazine must include a postal ID statement on the last page of the issue. While there are other alternatives (see “less-preferred options”), that is the safest place to ensure you’ve met USPS guidelines. If there’s a compelling reason to move the postal ID from the last page, please discuss it with your copy editing liaison. The statement must appear in at least 6 point type.

Less-preferred options:
–On one of the last three nonadvertising pages inside the back cover.
–On one of the first five pages.
–On the table of contents page.
–On the editorial page of the masthead if the location of the editorial page is shown in the table of contents on the front page of the publication.

These statements contain legal information that must run in every issue as directed by U.S. Postal Service rules.

Publication month: If a subscription title has a seasonal designation (Spring,
Summer, Fall, Winter, etc.), the on-sale month must be used in the
ID statement with the season in parentheses. The on-sale month does not need to be included on the
cover, on the spine, or in folios. (clarified 3.9.15)

Volume and issue numbers: All subscription titles must include volume and issue
numbers on their covers and in their postal ID statements.
Find volume and issue numbers for specific titles.

Frequency: There is a difference between quarterly and four times a year.
Say quarterly only if the magazine has an issue on sale in each quarter of the year.
Otherwise (for gardening titles, for instance) say four times a year.

Reprints: Create a new postal ID statement from the appropriate boilerplate below.
Use the original copyright year. If you have added new material to the magazine,
use both the original copyright year and the current year.

Copy and paste the appropriate postal ID statement below into your layout. Fill in all information in pink and delete extraneous notes.

Find ISSNs for SIM titles and learn how to get an ISSN for a new title.

 

BOILERPLATE LANGUAGE:

SIM SUBSCRIPTION TITLES
(updated 12/20/16: changed “and” to “&” in Better Homes & Gardens per Terri Kinsey)

American Patchwork & Quilting
American Patchwork & Quilting® (ISSN 1066-758X), month year, Volume XX, No. XX. American Patchwork & Quilting is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December by Meredith Corp., 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, IA, and at additional mailing offices. SUBSCRIPTION PRICES: $29.97 per year in the U.S.;  $39.97 (U.S. dollars) per year in Canada and overseas. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. (See DMM 507.1.5.2). NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: Send address corrections to American Patchwork & Quilting, P.O. Box 37508, Boone, IA 50037-0508. In Canada: Mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223; Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: American Patchwork & Quilting, 2835 Kew Dr., Windsor, ON N8T 3B7. Better Homes & Gardens is a registered trademark in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Better Homes & Gardens marca registrada en México. © Meredith Corp. 20XX. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

Country Gardens (updated 12/1/16)
Country Gardens® (ISSN 1547-1209), on-sale month (season in parentheses) year, Volume XX, No. XX. Country Gardens is published four times a year in January, March, May, and August by Meredith Corp., 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, IA, and at additional mailing offices. SUBSCRIPTION PRICES: $19.97 per year in the U.S.; $29.97 (U.S. dollars) per year in Canada and overseas. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. (See DMM 507.1.5.2). NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: Send address corrections to Country Gardens, P.O. Box 37508, Boone, IA 50037-0508. In Canada: Mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223. Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Country Gardens, 2835 Kew Dr., Windsor, ON N8T 3B7. Country Gardens is a registered trademark in the United States. © Meredith Corp. 20XX. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

Country Home (added 9/1/17)
Country Home® (ISSN 0737-3740), on-sale month (season in parentheses) year, Volume XX, No. XX. Country Home is published four times per year in <<list months>> by Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA  50309-3023.  Periodicals postage pending at Des Moines, IA, and at additional mailing offices.  SUBSCRIPTION PRICES: $20 per year in the U.S.; $30 (U.S. dollars) in Canada.  POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS.  (See DMM 507.1.5.2); NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: send address corrections to Country Home, P.O. BOX 37508, Boone, IA 50037-0508.  In Canada: mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223; Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT.  Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to Country Home, 2835 Kew Dr., Windsor, ON N8T 387.  Country Home is a registered trademark in the United States.  © Meredith Corporation 20XX.  All rights reserved.  Printed in the U.S.A.

Diabetic Living (updated 12/1/16)
Diabetic Living® (ISSN 1552-8065), on-sale month (season in parentheses) year, Volume XX, No. XX. Diabetic Living is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November by Meredith Corp., 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, IA, and at additional mailing offices. SUBSCRIPTION PRICES: $19.97 per year in the U.S.; $23.97 (U.S. dollars) per year in Canada and overseas. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. (See DMM 507.1.5.2). NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: Send address corrections to Diabetic Living, P.O. Box 37508, Boone, IA 50037-0508. In Canada: Mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223. Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Diabetic Living, 2835 Kew Dr., Windsor, ON N8T 3B7. Diabetic Living is a registered trademark in the United States and Australia. © Meredith Corp. 20XX. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

Do It Yourself
Do It Yourself™ (ISSN 1075-1033), on-sale month (season in parentheses) year, Volume XX, No. XX. Do It Yourself is published quarterly in January, April, July, and November by Meredith Corp., 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. Periodicals postage paid at Des Moines, IA, and at additional mailing offices. SUBSCRIPTION PRICES: $19.97 per year in the U.S.; $23.97 (U.S. dollars) per year in Canada and overseas. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. (See DMM 507.1.5.2). NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: Send address corrections to Do It Yourself, P.O. Box 37508, Boone, IA 50037-0508. In Canada: Mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223. Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Do It Yourself, 2835 Kew Dr., Windsor, ON N8T 3B7. Better Homes & Gardens is a registered trademark in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Better Homes & Gardens marca registrada en México. © Meredith Corp. 20XX. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

The Magnolia Journal (added 12/13/16)
The Magnolia Journal™
(ISSN 2474-056X), on-sale month (season in parentheses) year, Volume XX, No. XX. The Magnolia Journal is published quarterly in February, May, August, and November by Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. SUBSCRIPTION PRICES: U.S. and its possessions, 1 yr. $20; Canada, 1 yr. $30. Periodicals postage pending at Des Moines, IA, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send all UAA to CFS. (See DMM 707.4.12.5); NON-POSTAL AND MILITARY FACILITIES: Send address changes to The Magnolia Journal, P.O. Box 37508, Boone, IA 50037-0508. Canada: Mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223. Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: The Magnolia Journal, P.O. Box 882, STN Main, Markham, Ontario, L3P 9Z9. © Meredith Corp. 20XX. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

 

SIM NONSUBSCRIPTION TITLES
(updated 12/20/16: changed “and” to “&” in Better Homes & Gardens per Terri Kinsey)

Magazines with a Better Homes & Gardens® overline
Magazine Title (ISSN XXXX-XXXX), season year. Magazine Title is published frequency <see note above> in list months by Meredith Corp., 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. In Canada: Mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223. Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT. Better Homes & Gardens is a registered trademark in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Better Homes & Gardens marca registrada en México. © Meredith Corp. 20XX. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

Meredith Specials
Magazine Title (ISSN XXXX-XXXX), season year. Magazine Title is published frequency <see note above> in list months by Meredith Corp., 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. In Canada: Mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223. Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT. © Meredith Corp. 20XX. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

BYH series
Magazine Title (ISSN XXXX-XXXX). Magazine Title is published by Meredith Corp., 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309-3023. In Canada: Mailed under Publications Mail Sales Product Agreement No. 40069223. Canadian BN 12348 2887 RT. Better Homes & Gardens is a registered trademark in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Better Homes & Gardens marca registrada en México. © Meredith Corp. 20XX. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.