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Definition

All published issues for which the majority of the distribution took place within the Reporting Period must be included except for any issues allowed to be excluded according to this section.  

Principles

  1. All issues published in the Reporting Period must be included

  2. Published issues that are allowed to be excluded according to this section may be removed from the average circulation figure

  3. Issues allowed to be excluded from the average circulation figure will be reported

 

Requirements | Reporting | Guidance


Requirements 

1. All issues published in the Reporting Period must be included

  1. Whether an issue is included in the Reporting Period is determined by the date by which 50% of the claimed distribution is distributed. 

2. Published issues that are allowed to be excluded according to this section may be removed from the average circulation figure  

  1. There are certain circumstances under which you may exclude an issue from the reported circulation. The circumstances and information surrounding any exclusion are subject to audit.

  2. Daily Publications - ABC granted exclusion:  You may exclude an issue for which we have issued an exclusion note. You can apply for an ABC granted exclusion if:

    1. Due to circumstances outside your control:

      • The distribution of an issue fails to achieve the planned level of distribution and that shortfall is greater than 10% of the planned distribution.

      • The planned level of distribution is achieved but severely delayed or withdrawn prematurely resulting in a shortfall that is greater than 10% of the average of the previous 4 issues' total average circulations.

    2. You submit your application to us using an ABC Exclusion Note Request Form within four weeks of the affected issue or before the audit, whichever is earliest.

  3. Daily Publications – Optional exclusion:  You may optionally exclude the following issues without applying for an exclusion note:

    1. Any issue published on an Official National Public Holiday.

    2. Issues published during the Christmas/New Year trading period, which is defined as from Christmas Eve to the second official working day after 1st January (inclusive).

  4. Weekly Publications or less frequent - ABC granted exclusion:  You may exclude an issue for which we have issued an exclusion note. You can apply for an ABC granted exclusion if:

    1. Due to circumstances outside your control:

      • The distribution of an issue fails to achieve the planned level of distribution and that shortfall is greater than 10% of the planned distribution.

      • The planned level of distribution is achieved but severely delayed or withdrawn prematurely resulting in a shortfall that is greater than 10% of the average of the previous 4 issues' total average circulations.

    2. You submit your application to us using an ABC Exclusion Note Request Form within four weeks of the affected issue or before the audit, whichever is earliest.

  5. Weekly Publications – Optional exclusion:  You may optionally exclude the following issues without applying for an exclusion note:

    1. An issue published on Easter Sunday.

    2. An issue published in the week containing Easter Monday.

    3. Any two of the three issues published in the three weeks preceding the first Sunday after New Year’s Day.

 

    1. If we do not issue an exclusion note we will issue a rejection notice detailing the reason for rejection.

 3. Issues allowed to be excluded from the average circulation figure will be reported

  1. Any issues excluded from the reported circulation will be reported on the Certificate.

 


Reporting

You will report the following which will be reported on the ABC Certificate:

  1. Number of issues included in the circulation claim.

  2. Details of any issues excluded from the circulation claim, including the general reason for exclusion.

 


Guidance

No additional guidance.