Member Benefits Descriptions

The ASBMB has supported the careers and research of biochemists and molecular biologists for over 100 years. We pride ourselves in the success of our members and hope you will become part of the largest organization in the world for the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology. In addition to the member benefits below, ASBMB members also receive benefits through the society’s alliance with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

Public Policy Initiatives

  • A voice on Capitol Hill: Your public affairs team meets regularly with members of Congress and officials at funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, about issues of concern to ASBMB members.     

  • Grassroots Science Advocacy Network: Become part of the ASBMB Grassroots Science Advocacy Network to bring a community of science champions together to advocate for state and national policy issues that affect the scientific community.     

Professional Development

Public Outreach


  • Publication discounts: Regular ASBMB members who publish as corresponding authors receive reduced publication fees for all ASBMB journals.    

  • Individual journal subscriptions: ASBMB members receive free online subscriptions to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research and the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. Online journal access provides the most current research at your fingertips.  

  • Subscription to ASBMB Today: ASBMB members receive a mailed copy of the monthly magazine. It includes feature stories about prominent and emerging scientists and about issues of concern to researchers; columns by ASBMB committee members and staff members; news items related to science policy and funding; and articles about what it’s like to teach and study science and to conduct research today.     

  • ASBMB newsletter: Keep up to date on ASBMB initiatives and activities with the monthly digital newsletter. Check your inbox the second week of each month. 

  • Reduced rates on non-ASBMB journal subscriptions: ASBMB members receive significant discounts on many scientific journals. Click here for a complete listing of non-ASBMB journal subscriptions available to you. You can place an order when renewing your membership or at any time by contacting the membership office at



  • Annual meeting: ASBMB members receive discounted registration to the ASBMB annual meeting, which is held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology conference. Depending on your membership category, you could receive up to 56 percent off.    

  • Symposia series
    • ASBMB members receive discounted registration to ASBMB Symposia. With four to six meetings per year, this small-meetings program provides specific or underrepresented scientific communities opportunities to present unique, cutting-edge science and to network.    
    • ASBMB members can partner with the ASBMB to organize a symposium

  • Meeting travel awards: Members at all career stages can receive travel awards to attend the ASBMB annual meeting and other small meetings

Need more information?
To learn more about ASBMB membership, contact our membership office at or call 240-283-6604.