Numbers: Postal ID statements I

April 20, 2006: Issue 135

Every magazine must include a postal ID statement, preferably on the last page. If there’s an ad on that page, the statement can run on the first page of the table of contents. (Before moving the postal ID from the last page to the TOC, please discuss it with your copy editing liaison.) The statement must appear in at least 6 point type.

These statements contain legal information that must run in every issue. Their placement is dictated by U.S. Postal Service rules.

ON BHGStylebook.com: Find boilerplate language for postal ID statements. Find a list of ISSNs.

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