Format (magazine)

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Logo of Format magazine
Categories Business magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 39,296 (2013)
Publisher Verlagsgruppe NEWS
Year founded 1998; 17 years ago (1998)
Company Gruner + Jahr
Country Austria
Based in Vienna
Language German
Website Format

Format is a German weekly finance and business magazine published in Austria and headquartered in Vienna.

History and profile[edit]

Format was established in 1998.[1] The magazine has its headquarters in Vienna and is published weekly on Fridays.[2][3] The publisher is the Verlagsgruppe NEWS.[4] Gruner + Jahr has a stake in the magazine.[5][6]

Format covers topics mainly on business, politics, culture and lifestyles.[3] The magazine also features the views of bankers, trade experts and financiers.[7] One of its former editors-in-chief is Peter Pelinka.[7]

Format had a circulation of 68,000 copies in 2003.[8] Its circulation was 50,000 copies in 2007.[9] The sold circulation of the weekly was 47,155 copies in 2009.[2] Its circulation in 2012 was 31,021 copies.[5] The circulation of the magazine during the first half of 2013 was 39,296 copies.[10]

See also[edit]

List of magazines in Austria


  1. ^ "Format". Publicitas. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Format – the Austrian Business Magazine (weekly)" (PDF). Blei. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Austrian magazines". w3newspapers. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Science News? Overview of Science Reporting in the EU" (REPORT). European Commission. 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "World of media". G+J. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Charlotte Natmeßnig. "Business Press in Austria" (PDF). Helsinki. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Communicating Europe: Austria Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. 12 December 2007. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Media Markets: Austria Country Overview". Russian Telecom. August 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  9. ^ Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "List of represented titles. Magazines" (PDF). Publicitas International AG. Retrieved 29 October 2014.