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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

 January/February Friday,
Nov. ​3, 2017
 Form Meets Function
- Exteriors (paving, parking, pest control, landscaping, foundations, windows, roofing, etc.)
- Occupant spaces (entryways, restrooms, lighting, sound masking, finishes, etc.)
- Operational spaces (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc.)
 March/April Friday,
​Jan. 5, 2018
Financing FM
- Budgeting and benchmarking
- ​The cost of good (and bad) personnel management
- Real estate and occupancy-related costs and best practices
- Paying for upgrades, infrastructure and ongoing maintenance 
 May/June Friday,
March 4, 2018
Owning O&M
- Maintenance: reactive to predictive
- Operations and maintenance how-to and tips
- Latest trends in energy-saving technologies
- People, planet, profit—identifying triple-bottom-line opportunities 
 July/August Friday,
May 4, 2018 
Managing 21st Century Spaces
- Technology trends and advances in connectivity
- How to improve occupant communication and satisfaction
- Risk mitigation and safety in the modern workplace
- Visitor management—safety and security 
 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

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 Advertising Account Specialist Diana Maldonado to create a customized marketing plan that positions your company as a leader in your field.