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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.

2020

Issue

Article Submission Deadline

Theme/Features

July/August

Friday,
May 1, 20​20

Real Estate & Property Management + Space Occupancy
- ​Building a better outside
- Managing & optimizing your real estate portfolio
- Capital planning

September/October

Friday,
July ​10, 20​20

People & Leadership
- Sharing the workspace with thousands of visitors
- Bringing FM to the forefront 
- Leadership & Innovation
- Challenges for the next generation of FMs 

November/December

Friday,
Sept. 4, 20​20

Sustainability
- What's next in green technology?
- ​Managing pests in the green environment 
- Meeting mandated sustainability benchmarks

2021

Issue

Article Submission Deadline

Theme/Features

January/February

Friday,
Nov. 6, 20​20

The Guts of Your Facility
- Turning the ​workplace into your best work tool
- Tricks of the trade: tech, biophilic, privacy vs social
- Managing occupant space
- Managing operations space
- Using workspace post COVID-19
- Building a better inside

March/April

Friday,
​Jan. 8, 20​21

Risk Management + Health & Safety
- Coronavirus – One year later: What we learned/If we had a do-over
- Common problems in crowded spaces
- Strategic preparedness and Risk Management
- What’s working and why?
- Hygiene in the workspace
- Teaming with government agencies to provide a safe space (case studies/best practices)
- HVAC and your IAQ

May/June

Friday,
​March 5, 20​21

O&M/Planning and Project Management
O&M where you are – local vs global
- Standardizing standards/global benchmarking
- Creating the best experience for your tenants
- Budgeting
- Everyday O&M
- Managing an emergency project

July/August

Friday,
April 30, 20​21

Technology
PropTech
- What’s next in FM tech?
- Down the road … Rebuilding the Built Environment
- Using AR and virtual assistance to build the workspace
- Human factors in tomorrow’s technology
- Workspace automation
- Choosing the right time to upgrade

September/October

Friday,
July 2, 20​21

Your FM Career

- Creating the FM Roadmap to success
- Building your FM championship team
- IFMA credentialing
- Using your membership to get into leadership
- Building and maintaining your FM utility belt
- Climbing the FM ladder
- What is FM and why you’re important

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 Bobby Vasquez .

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