Instructions for Applying for Membership

Table of Contents
  1. General information about applying for membership
  2. Qualifications for each grade of membership and annual dues
  3. Benefits of membership
  4. Journal options and costs
  5. Effective date of membership
  6. Online access
  7. Links to application forms

  8. General Information about applying for membership

    Applicants who apply online for membership in the Acoustical Society of America will obtain same-day access to the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) Online. Applicants who wish to apply using a printed application will receive access to JASA within three weeks.

    Qualifications for each grade of membership and annual dues

    Student: Any student interested in acoustics who is enrolled in an accredited college or university for half time or more (at least eight semester hours). Dues: $45 per year.

    Associate: Any individual interested in acoustics. Dues: $95 per year. After five years, the dues of an Associate increase to that of a full Member ($115).

    Corresponding Electronic Associate: Any individual residing in a developing country, who wishes to have access to ASA's online publications only, including the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustics Today magazine, Noise Control and Sound archival magazines, and meeting programs. Dues: $45 per year.

    Member: Note: Applicants who wish to apply for full membership cannot apply online. Please download the application form here and mail it to ASA with your dues payment.

    Any person active in acoustics, who has an academic degree in acoustics or in a closely related field or who has had the equivalent of an academic degree in scientific or professional experience in acoustics, shall be eligible for election to Membership in the Society. A nonmember applying for full Membership will automatically be made an interim Associate Member, and must submit $95 with the application for the first year’s dues. Election to full Membership may require six months or more for processing; dues as a full Member ($115) will be billed for subsequent years.

    Note: Dues payment includes a non-deductible allocation of $5.00 for Acoustics Today.

    Benefits of membership

    BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIPFull MemberAssociatece-AssociateStudent
    JASA Online - Vol. 1 (1929) to present****
    JASA Table of Contents E-mail alerts****
    JASA, printed or on CD ROM - payment of additional fee required** CD only
    Acoustics Today--the quarterly magazine - online and print****
    Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA) - online****
    Acoustics Research Letters Online (ARLO)****
    Noise Control and Sound: Its Uses and Control- online archival magazines****
    Programs of meetings**Online*
    Meeting Calls for Papers**Online*
    Reduced Meeting Registration Fees** *
    5 free American National Standards downloaded from ASA Store** *
    Book, Video, CD & Standards Discounts** *
    Society Membership DirectoryOnlineOnlineOnlineOnline
    Electronic Announcements****
    Physics Today****
    Eligibility to vote and hold office in ASA*   
    Eligibility to be elected Fellow**  
    Participation in ASA Committees****

    Journal options and costs

    All Members automatically receive the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America online which is included with membership.

    Student Members may add the JASA CD ROM at an additional cost of $15.

    Corresponding Electronic Associates receive access to the Journal online only. Members in this category are not eligible to receive the print or CD ROM editions of the Journal

    Associate Members may add the Journal in print or on CD ROM for an additional charge of $15, or a combination of print and CD ROM for an additonal charge of $25.

    Note: Applicants from outside North, South and Central America who choose to receive the print journal may choose airfreight delivery of print journals for an additional charge of $145.00.

    Effective date of membership

    If your application for membership and dues payment are received by 15 September, your membership and Journal subscription will be made retroactive to 1 January of the current year and you will receive all back issues of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America for the current year. If your application is received after 15 September, however, your dues payment will be applied to the following year and your Journal subscription will begin on 1 January of the following year. New members who join after 15 September may opt to pay a fee for access to JASA online for the current year.

    Online access

    The online version of JASA includes articles, letters to the editor, and technical notes and research briefs from for the period October 1929 (Vol 1, No 1) to December 1996. From January 1997 to the present additional items are included such as news sections and patent reviews.

    Upon completion of the application process, you will receive three messages. The first will be to welcome you as a member and will include your ASA membership account number. The second will be information and instructions on how to set-up your access to JASA online including the completion of an online user agreement. The third will contain instructions on how to set-up your access to Physics Today online. Note that these messages will be sent to you by the American Institute of Physics on behalf of ASA.

    Links to application forms

    Apply for membership online

    Download printed application form

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