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AAS Membership

American Arachnological Society memberships are for a calendar year (January 1 to December 31).  Thus, joining any time during the calendar year will only count for that year, and the membership will expire on December 31 of that year.  After October 15, any membership payments made are assumed to be for the following calendar year unless the Membership Secretary, Brian Patrick (brian.patrick@dwu.edu), is contacted and told otherwise.

 Membership dues paid after February 15 of any year may result in not receiving some or all hard copies of Journal of Arachnology (for non-green memberships), though online access is still available for any hard copy issues not received.

Communications from the American Arachnological Society may be received from either membership@americanarachnology.org or brian.patrick@dwu.edu.


Regular Membership

A standard regular or student* membership includes:

"Green" Membership

A green electronic-only regular or student* membership includes:

*Those seeking student memberships may be asked by the Membership Secretary to provide documentation that they are full-time students.

Lifetime Membership

Lifetime members of the AAS receive all benefits of membership (see above, and as amended in the future). Lifetime memberships may be obtained either by a single $1,375 (US) payment (25 x the present annual full membership) or payment of $687.50 (US) on two consecutive years.

If you pay online, there is an extra charge to defray the transaction costs.

2021 Dues

*Please note that PayPal transaction fees cost the Society about 4% of the total transaction.

How to Join or Renew

Developing Nations' Memberships

Sponsored memberships are available to faculty and students from developing nations. These memberships are free and entitle the member to all benefits of a regular membership. However, as a cost-saving measure, sponsored members will not receive a hard copy of the Journal of Arachnology but will have immediate access to the electronic journal.

If you wish to be considered for a sponsored membership, please contact the AAS Membership Secretary and provide:

The term "Developing nations" refers to those nations classified as having low and lower-middle gross national income (GNI) by the World Bank.

2021 AAS On-Line
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updated November 28, 2018

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Due to the ease of direct internet payment by individual members and increasing cost to AAS for international bank-to-bank electronic transfers, the American Arachnological Society will no longer accept electronic payments for other arachnological societies. You may renew your memberships in these societies using the following information.

PayPal or On-line Payment Sites for Other Arachnological Societies

Arachnologische Gesellschaft (AraGes):  [PayPal]
            Link: http://arages.de/en/us/membership/         

Arachnological Society of Japan: [PayPal]
             Link: http://www.arachnology.jp/index-e.php
            Contact: nakatake@kyoto-wu.ac.jp

British Arachnological Society (BAS):  [PayPal]
            Link: http://britishspiders.org.uk/wiki2015/index.php?title=Join_the_Society

International Society of Arachnology (ISA):  [PayPal]

Grupo Iberica de Aracnologia (Revista Iberica de Aracnologia): [Credit Card]
            Link: http://www.sea-entomologia.org/asociarsecompras.htm
            Contact: amelic@telefonica.net

European Society of Arachnology [PayPal]
Link: http://www.european-arachnology.org/wdp/?page_id=293

Non-internet Payment

Acta Arachnological Sinica:
            Contact: hdsw0214@hotmail.com

Arthropoda Selecta:
            Link: http://kmkjournals.com/journals/AS