The poll is decided by public vote via Facebook where voters are given the chance to name their top five favourite DJs in order of preference.
The poll previously garnered over half a million votes from music fans in over 167 countries. In 2011, David Guetta toppled Armin Van Buuren from the No.1 spot holding it for four years.
The Top 100 DJs poll, powered by Trackitdown, began in 1993 as an in-house list put together by the staff in the DJ Mag office. After becoming a public vote in 1997, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, John Digweed, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren and David Guetta have each been voted No.1, with Guetta telling DJ Mag last year that scooping the Top 100 DJs crown meant more to him than scoring a No.1 hit record in America.
The associated Top 100 DJs Poll 2012 Awards party will be held in Amsterdam during the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in October.
DJ Mag is the world's biggest dance magazine, translated into 10 languages and with more Facebook fans than any other music magazine worldwide.
For 2012, DJ Mag has announced a new charity partner, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (LNADJ). The Last Night A DJ Saved My Life charitable foundation unites the global dance music community to raise vital awareness and funds for humanitarian and environmental causes.