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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 (membershipamericanarachnologyorg), 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 membershipamericanarachnologyorg.

 

Instructions for new members

1. Pay your annual membership fee with the payment form below.

2. Create your membership account by filling out the  registration form. Once you've confirmed your email, you will be notified as soon as your account has been activated.

 

Instructions for current AAS members

1. Create your membership account by filling out the  registration form.

2. You will receive an email verifying your account creation/registration. Follow the directions in that email. It will go to the email address you provide during registration in the previous step.

3. If you are currently a 2021 member, then the membership secretary will confirm your registration and you will receive an email with member benefits, etc… and you can then login to the Member Section of the website (upper right side of the screen). THIS MAY TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO A FEW DAYS FOR VERIFICATION! The membership secretary has to manually approve all of these, so please be patient!

If you have any questions, please contact membershipamericanarachnologyorg, and if you have any problems with the new website, please contact our webmaster, Daniel Gloor (webmasteramericanarachnologyorg).

 

Benefits

Regular Membership
A standard regular or student* membership includes:

  • An electronic and hardcopy subscription to the Journal of Arachnology (ISSN 0160-8202), a publication devoted to the study of Arachnida. The Journal is published three times each year.
  • Notices pertaining to the Society's annual meeting and reduced registration fees for the meetings

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

  • An electronic only subscription to the Journal of Arachnology (ISSN 0160-8202), a publication devoted to the study of Arachnida. The Journal is published three times each year.
  • Notices pertaining to the Society's annual meeting and reduced registration fees for the meetings

*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

  • Regular or Green (Electronic-only) - $60 by mail or $62.40 using paypal*
  • Student or Green Student (Electronic only)- $35 by mail or $36.40 using paypal*
  • Lifetime Individual Membership - $1,375 (25 x annual membership) or $1,416.55 using paypal*
  • Institutional Subscription to the Journal of Arachnology - $125 (not available using paypal)

*Please note that PayPal transaction fees cost the Society $0.30 + about 3% of the total transaction.

2021 AAS On-Line Membership Payment Form

All prices are given in U.S. dollars

Item
Cost
2021 AAS Regular Membership and
2021 AAS Green Electronic-only Regular Membership
$62.40
2021 AAS Student Membership and
2021 AAS Green Electronic-only Student Membership
$36.40
AAS Lifetime Membership
$1,416.55
(full payment)
$708.45
(partial payment)

Make a Donation to one of the AAS Research Funds or an unrestricted gift to the AAS

(Please note that donations are made with a separate credit card transaction)

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 (membershipamericanarachnologyorg) and provide:

  • your home country
  • your status (faculty, graduate student, etc.)
  • and a brief statement about how sponsorship would be helpful.

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