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The Cato Journal is read by individuals who are interested in interdisciplinary studies on a wide range of public policy issues, from environmental issues to monetary policy. It is scholarly yet written in a style that is accessable to a nonacademic audience. For advertisers interested in reaching these individuals, the Cato Journal provides a unique marketing opportunity.

Advertising Rates and Policies

Send advertising materials and queries to:

Brandi Dunn
Associate Director of Marketing
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 789-5269 (phone)
202-842-3490 (fax)


Full-page black and white ads are available for $180 in each issue.

The Cato Journal offers discounted rates for multiple insertions.


Issue Reservations Art due Publication/
    due         release date
No. 1 (Spring/Summer)     February 1     March 1     April 1
No. 2 (Fall)     June 1     July 1     August 1
No. 3 (Winter)     October 1     November 1 December 1

Specifications (W x H) and Position Restrictions*

Full page with bleed 6 x 9.25
Full page without bleed 4 1/4 x 7 7/8


We prefer to receive advertising in electronic format (either as a Quark file or a PDF), but we also accept camera-ready art at actual size. Line screens should be 133- or 150-line for best results (150-line maximum). Ads that are not properly sized will be altered to fit at our discretion.


All advertisements are subject to our approval of text and illustrations. We reserve the right to reject or cancel any advertisement. The advertiser and advertising agency assume liability for all content of advertisements printed and responsibility for any claims arising therefrom against the Cato Institute.