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FMJ Editorial Calendar

All facility management professionals are encouraged to share their knowledge and expertise with the worldwide FM community by writing an article for IFMA's FMJ magazine. Article submissions are accepted year-round — simply pick a topic from the editorial calendar and follow our article submission guidelines.

2018

Issue

Article Submission Deadline

Theme/Features

 September/October Friday,
​Ju​ly 6, 2018 
The Evolution of FM
- FM changes by facility type
- Global education and professional development initiatives
- Finding and nurturing new FM talent
- Thirtieth anniversary of FMJ: looking back at how the industry has changed in 30 years
 November/December Friday,
Sept. ​7, 2018
Sustainability Review
- International energy initiatives and guidelines that affect FM
- Workspace optimization
- The human element: creating spaces for people to recharge
- Cost savings of implementing low-energy solutions
2019

Issue

Article Submission Deadline

Theme/Features

January/February

Friday,
Nov. ​2, 2018

The How-to Guide
- Project management and future planning
- Creating value through design and technology
- Operations and maintenance

March/April

Friday,
Jan. 4, 2019

Back to Basics O&M
- Operations and maintenance fundamentals 
- New technologies on the horizon
- Best practices for enhancing the triple bottom line

May/June

Friday,
Mar. 1, 2019

Managing Modern Risks
- Business continuity and emergency preparedness
- Global regulatory compliance 
- Visitor management and security technology

July/August

Friday,
May 3, 2019

The Design Issue
- Interior and exterior amenities
- Optimizing the workspace 
- Design elements that improve efficiencies

September/October

Friday,
July 5, 2019

Building a Sustainable Future
- Sustainable technologies
- Financing green upgrades 
- Greenspace as a recruiting and retention tool 

November/December

Friday,
Sept. 6, 2019

Fiscal Year in Review
- Finance and budgeting best practices
- Setting and implementing benchmarks 
- Productivity and cost savings initiatives

The article submission guidelines explain in detail the process of writing for FMJ from the article proposal through publication. If your article is accepted, you will need to complete and return the article submission release form.

Direct general questions about FMJ to Editor Jocelyn Kerr.

Advertising in FMJ is an excellent way for product and service providers to reach the ultimate decision makers in the FM market. Contact an advertising account specialist at corporateconnections@ifma.org to create a customized marketing plan that positions your company as a leader in your field.