Membership

Give the gift of ASBMB membership

Give a colleague, student or friend a full year of exceptional resources and enriching experiences at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

ASBMB members enjoy the following benefits:

Exclusive member benefits

Discounts

Members enjoy:

  • Discounted registration for ASBMB events — save up to 50% off the annual meeting.
  • Effective January 2021, the ASBMB’s three prestigious research journals — the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics — will be open access. Regular and industry members receive a $500 discount on the article processing fee.
  • Reduced subscription rates for non-ASBMB journals.
  • Discounted registration for the Art of Science Communication online course.
  • Free posting to the ASBMB job board (regular and industry members only).

Funding

Members can apply for:

Access

Members enjoy access to:

ASBMB members also receive benefits through the society’s alliance with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

Choose a membership type below.

Regular

$160/year

Available to anyone with a doctoral degree who has published at least one paper pertaining to biochemistry or molecular biology in a refereed journal. Regular members may hold elective office, endorse new members and sponsor nonmembers at the society's annual meeting.

Industry

$160/year

Available to anyone who works in industry, biotech or other fields related to the molecular life sciences with a degree (associates or above) in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field. Industry members have the same privileges as regular members.

Early-career

$70/year

Available to postdoctoral fellows (or equivalent) or early-career scientists. Early-career status is limited to 10 years unless postdoctoral (or equivalent) appointment is reaffirmed by a mentor or faculty member. Eligible for automatic promotion to regular membership once criteria are satisfied.

Affiliate

$45/year

Available to those without a Ph.D. and who are not eligible for regular or early-career membership — typically educators at colleges or high schools, employees of government agencies or nongovernmental or nonprofit organizations, and members of the public with a strong interest in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Graduate

$25/year

Available to graduate students. Graduate membership is limited to five years. Eligible for automatic promotion to early-career membership once criteria are satisfied.

Undergraduate

$10/year

Available to enrolled students pursuing bachelor's degrees.