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ISSBD - Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

Join or renew your membership here!

Information on yearly fees, discounted multi-year member rates and reduced regional membership.

Access to the latest research on development across the life-span and across the globe

  • Free subscription to the International Journal of Behavioral Development, the leading international journal devoted to interdisciplinary research on behavioural development from a lifespan perspective, and now including behavioural genetics, neuroscience and developmental psychopathology as well as methods and measures papers – published six times a year. Registered members can click here to access IJBD via SAGE Journals.
  • Free ISSBD Bulletin containing information on upcoming events and opportunities, and special sections on seminal topics in life span human development in a cultural context - twice a year, and also available online.
  • Free access to The Journal of Early Adolescence and the Journal of Adolescent Research
  • 25% discount on all SAGE books. SAGE publishes over 800 books a year across a broad range of subject areas including psychology, business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.

Grants, awards and early career support

  • ISSBD offers resources for scholars in the early phases of their careers, including a mentorship scheme.
  • ISSBD provides grants to support early career scholars and students to attend conferences and workshops. For example, funding was provided to over 60 early career scholars and students to attend the 2012 Edmonton Meeting; and many of the 114 participants at the 2012 workshop in India were supported by ISSBD.
  • ISSBD provides Fellowships for early career researchers and students. See more on the ISSBD Research and Travel Grants page.
  • ISSBD recognizes members’ accomplishments in the field of lifespan development through biennial awards. Click here for award categories.

Networking and professional development

  • Regular e-newsletters with up-to-the-minute information on ISSBD, job adverts, grant opportunities and upcoming conferences. To post content, please contact Josafá de Cunha, Social Media Editor at
  • Reduced registration fees for the Society’s Biennial Meetings.
  • Free access to the electronic Membership Directory to find others with similar interests. Registered members can click here to access IJBD via the SAGE Journals website, a searchable online members' directory and to participate in ISSBD committee elections.
  • Members can attend, and propose, regional workshops on current topics.
  • Reduced membership fees for early career scholars, students and scholars in developing countries.

Membership Queries

For any membership queries, please contact the Membership Services Manager at:

Membership Services Manager
Membership Department
SAGE Publications
1 Oliver's Yard
55 City Road
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7324 8500
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7324 8600

ISSBD Membership Secretary

If you wish to discuss your membership application or other issues related to membership please contact:

ISSBD Membership Secretary
Julie Bowker
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University at Buffalo
216 Park Hall
Buffalo NY, 14260-4110
Phone: (716) 645-0187


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