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Why should I become an SBIC member?

There are many benefits of SBIC membership. All members automatically receive a personal subscription to the Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, the society's premier journal. From 1 January 2021 members publishing in JBIC can benefit from a 40 % discount on online orders of Springer books via springer.com and all members will get free online access to Topics in Current Chemistry, the journal for topical, in-depth reviews covering all areas of chemistry.  SBIC members are eligible for the SBIC Early Career Award, and the SBIC Student Travel Grants for ICBIC and regional BICS. SBIC supports many conferences in the area of biological inorganic chemistry and we cannot do this without member support. SBIC members have access to the Members Only page on our website which is currently under development and is planned to include the membership database, educational resources as well as the option to post job opportunities. All this and knowing that you are included in the premier international society in your discipline should be reasons enough.

Membership Dues

We all foresee, and hope, that the pandemic is waning. This is good news, but given the financial position of SBIC, we anticipate that we will have to raise the membership fees at least to pre-pandemic levels in the coming years. In 2022, we anticipate a return to in-person international conferences in the area of bioinorganic chemistry, which SBIC supports and for which SBIC members often receive reduced registration rates. We specifically earmark support for the attendance of early career researchers to ensure a viable future for our research community. In order to keep these initiatives, we have increased the regular membership fees modestly this year (still keeping them below pre-pandemic levels), but anticipate that future years will require an escalation in fees in order to serve you properly. Note that members can lock in current membership fees by signing up for 2- or 3-year memberships.

Dues are payable for January through December. The membership options and rates for 2022 are:

  • Regular membership: $100/yr ($200 for 2 years; $300 for 3 years)
  • Discount membership (member from Low GDP Country*, student, or emeritus): $30/yr ($60 for 2 years; $90 for 3 years)

* "Low GDP" is defined as less than US$20,000 per capita (see list)

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Membership Application

If you would prefer to mail in your application, please download here and mail to the address on the form.  

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