American Fastener Journal (AFJ) is a recognized and respected trade magazine providing valuable information about the American fastener industry, fastener engineering, and designed fastening applications. For over 30 years, AFJ has served as a reference material for answering fastening application questions, solving problems, and locating sources and suppliers.


AFJ publishes a bimonthly print and digital magazine, and subscriptions are free for fastener industry professionals.

AFJ has unique opportunities for you to reach your target audience through its various technical articles, trade show previews, news and new product departments, advertising capabilities, and special sections.


Benefits to partnering with AFJ include:

      • bimonthly publication reaching manufacturers, distributors, OEMs, and end users
      • writing technical articles, columns, and targeted editorial content directed to key fastener markets
      • joining “product focus” features in each issue
      • maintaining digital archived issues, which include hotlinks to advertisers’ websites and contact information
      • immediate posting of advertisers’ news to the AFJ website
      • priority consideration for AFJ’s annual Fastener Literature Profiles (November/ December) and the Annual American Fastener Source Guide (March/ April)
      • free issue preview + distribution at the annual International Fastener Expo (September/ October) and Fastener Fair USA (May/ June)
      • custom advertising programs that best fit advertisers’ unique needs