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Issued September 2018
  • Membership Copies: Copies may now be reported in this category where they are circulated to a society member as a benefit of their membership. 

  • Sample Free Distribution: Amendments to the requirements for pre-approval by ABC and claiming of back issues

  • Digital Editions: Requests for the publication do not need to specify Digital Edition format

  • Group certificates: These are no longer available

Issued May 2018
  • New ABC Standards have been agreed for Business Magazines. The link above details significant changes in reporting and circulation requirements that will come into effect from Reporting Periods ending June 2018

  • An example certificate illustrating the new design and layout can be viewed here. Please note this includes examples of optional data and tables

Issued April 2018
  • Digital Editions: You may claim Digital Edition copies in the Controlled Company Requested category

Issued July 2017
  • Demographic reporting: We have simplified the options for reporting demographic data

  • Digital Editions: You may claim Digital Edition copies in the Controlled Non-Requested category

If you require information on any earlier changes please contact us.


Reporting Standards Group (RSG)

The Reporting Standards Group (RSG) members below have been approved by the ABC Board and represent the wider membership in the development of the Reporting Standards. As an ABC member, if you have any issue or request about these standards, you can contact us or any of the RSG members below. 

  • Claire Butcher (Chair), Media Director, Neo@Ogilvy

  • David Bostock, Interim Membership Manager & Accreditation Lead, PPA

  • James Weatherill, Head of B2B, Mindshare

  • Mark Ashley, Client Services Director, Ptarmigan Media

  • Mark Evans, Publishing Director, Perspective Publishing Ltd

  • Roshan Abeysekera, Database Manager, Datateam

  • Steve Morgan, Client Services Manager, Quadrant Subscription Services Ltd

  • Tracy Larner, Head of Paid Contact Marketing, William Reed Business Media


Submission deadlines

PeriodSubmission deadline
December 2018 01/02/2019
June 2019 01/08/2019

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