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Become a Member

Full details of ISSBD membership rates (and discounts!) can be found below.

Membership renewal

If you are already member, click here to renew your membership. If you'd like more information about renewal, please read the renewal notice.

Joining ISSBD for the first time

To join ISSBD as a new member, register online by clicking Join ISSBD. If you cannot register online, download a new member form which you can print and mail back. The form is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, it can be downloaded free from the Adobe website.

Yearly fees and discounted multiple-year membership

Below are the membership fees (which have not increased in over nine years). Why not join or renew for two or more years and save money? To join as an early career scholar, you must have completed your postgraduate degree within the last 7 years; the limit for this grade of membership is 7 years). Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree. To join as an emeritus member, you must have retired from paid employment. See below for more details:

Membership Categories 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years
Full  $95.00/£60.00 $150.00/£95.00 $195.00/£123.00 $230.00/£145.00
(save $40/£25) (save $90/£57) (save $150/£95)
Early Career Scholar  $70.00/£45.00 $110.00/£70.00 $140.00/£90.00 $160.00/£100.00
(save $30/£20) (save $70/£45) (save $120/£80)
Student  $47.00/£30.00 $65.00/£41.00 $85.00/£54.00 $100.00/£63.00
(save $29/£19) (save $56/£36) (save $88/£57)
Spouse  $47.00/£30.00 $65.00/£41.00 $85.00/£54.00 $100.00/£63.00
(save $29/£19) (save $56/£36) (save $88/£57)
Emeritus  $47.00/£30.00 $65.00/£41.00 $85.00/£54.00 $100.00/£63.00
(save $29/£19) (save $56/£36) (save $88/£57)

Reduced Regional Membership

If you live in one of the following countries, you are eligible for reduced membership rates. The countries are categorised based on World Bank data. For this reduced fee, you will still receive full membership benefits.

Members in countries with reduced rates may subscribe for up to 4 years. Simply multiply the number of years to the yearly amount; e.g. 2-year membership for a person in a low income category country is $10/£6, and 3-year membership is $15/£9.

Members in many countries and regions are supported by Regional/National Coordinators, who can help with matters including the payment of fees. See here for a list of these coordinators and their contact details.

Low income category ($5 / £3.00)

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem. Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Korea, Dem. Rep., Kyrgyz Republic, Lao, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Lower middle income category ($10 / £6.00)

Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Samoa, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tajikistan, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Vanuatu, West Bank and Gaza.

Upper middle income category ($15 / £9.00)

American Samoa, Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Grenada, Hungary, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Palau, Panama, Poland, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovak Republic, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Please note that due to changes in European VAT laws from 1st January 2015, ISSBD membership prices for members in the European Union are tax exclusive. VAT will be applied at your local country’s rate


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