Membership

Anyone with an interest in Microbial Ecology can become a full member of ISME.

Membership fees for 2017 are as follows:

MembershipFee
Student Society + Online Journal Member (1 year membership)EUR 70.00
Regular Society + Online Journal Member (1 year membership)EUR 114.00
Regular Society + Online & Printed Journal Member (1 year membership)EUR 145.00
Emeritus Regular Society + Online Journal Member (1 year membership)EUR 70.00
LOW Income Country Society + Online Journal Member (1 year membership)EUR 70.00

Please check the Low Income Country List at Hinari to see eligibility. Group a and B both count as LIC.


Membership Payments can be made with Visa, American Express, MasterCard, PayPal or by bank transfer.


PLEASE NOTE THAT ISME WORKS WITH CALENDAR YEAR MEMBERSHIPS! YOUR MEMBERSHIP STARTS ON JANUARY 1 AND ENDS ON DECEMBER 31 (EVEN IF YOU PURCHASED THE MEMBERSHIP LATER IN THE YEAR*).
All memberships purchased now are for 2017.


*If you purchased a membership that includes the printed copy of the journal, and you purchased it later than January, you will receive all the missing back issues of The ISME Journal from that calendar year. For example, if you joined us in May, you will receive all future hardcopy journals until December 31 but also from January to May as well. That way you will have a complete volume.


YOUR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Membership includes online access to The ISME Journal
    For 31 euro extra you can have a monthly hardcopy of the journal as well (only available for regular members and not student members.
    If students want a monthly hardcopy of The ISME Journal they must choose and pay a regular membership). 
  • NPG offers to ISME members a 50% discount to one year subscription to any other Nature journal like: Nature Reviews Microbiology.
  • ISME Members will benefit from reduced registration fees at the biennial ISME Symposia.  For additional benefits, see below.
  • Access to (keynote) talks of previous ISME symposia (starting at 2014)

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Student members get reduced fees and an online subscription to the online journal
  • Eligibility to vote for (or stand elect as)  Board Members
  • Free job postings at our highly used job page or event postings on our event page
  • Possibility to submit bids for future ISME symposia
  • Get sponsorship funds for your local workshop or meeting
  • Access to ISME online Membership directory

ISME can cancel memberships during the year but we cannot (partially) refund the fees.
Due to the large amount of international payments, we cannot automatically renew your membership and charge your credit card or bank account. Members that purchased a 2-year membership a the even number of years are automatically set as members the following year.