Membership Benefits

As a member of ASM, you are sustaining a vital forum where information from various scientific disciplines is shared and integrated through a single nexus: mammals.  Your membership supports ASM activities such as production of the Journal of Mammalogy and Mammalian Species, organization of our annual meetings, and fostering the next generation of mammalogists through our student programs.  ASM recognizes contributions to Mammalogy through our various awards and promotes the interests of mammalogists through the activities of our committees.  For example, ASM committees review and accredit systematic collections, regularly review and revise mammalian taxonomy, provide taxon-specific guidelines for animal care and use in research, and promote mammalian conservation through resolutions and position letters. 

Specific benefits of membership include:

  • Access to Society Publications
    • Current Journal of Mammalogy (JM) on-line and/or in print
    • Current JM Table of Contents emailed prior to publication
    • Digital access to entire run of JM from 1919-present
    • Digital access to Mammalian Species (MS) accounts
    • Discount on Special Publications
    • Access to images from Mammal Image Library
  • Reduction or waiver of page charges associated with publishing in JM*
  • Discounted fee for Open Access publication in JM and MS*
  • Annual meetings of ASM
    • Discount on registration
    • Showcase of cutting-edge research
    • Unparalleled opportunities for networking and professional development
    • Opportunities to influence statements regarding public policy put forth by the Society
  • Student benefits:
  • International mammalogist benefits:
    • Reduced rates for members from developing countries
    • Latin American Student Research Grants
    • Oliver P. Pearson Award for professional recognition of Latin American Mammalogists
    • “Buddy System” allows ASM members for whom English is not their first language to have assistance editing manuscripts submitted to JM
  • Members’ Services pages
    • Free posting of job announcements on the ASM Job Board
    • ASM Blog where members can ask other members for advice about methods, share field experiences, and post new information about emerging issues or technical advances
  • Communication with other members and the Society
    • Access to ASM Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts for instant communication and announcements
    • Monthly updates about upcoming events, deadlines, and Society business
  • Eligible to contribute to the Society
    • Opportunity to run for ASM office
    • Voting rights in elections
    • Serve on standing committees and gain valuable professional experience
    • Be nominated for awards
    • Selection of ASM annual meeting sites

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*When requested on Oxford University Press' Author Services, please provide your ASM-registered email address instead of Member ID to obtain this discount. To be eligible, persons must be a member at the time of submission.