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Reasons to Join ACS

Gain personal access to world-renowned journals and industry resources for research at its best.

Subscription to C&EN

Full access to C&EN Online, with web-only supplementary material, including videos.

Expanded Open Access

ACS offers discount incentives for member authors opting for open access.

Social Media

Communicate with members through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and the ACS Network.

Access to SciFinder®

Members receive 25 complimentary SciFinder® research activities per year.

Save money

Members receive discounts on meetings, development courses and more!

Journal article access

Free access to 50 articles plus discounts on articles from the suite of ACS Journals.

"ACS membership and participation are truly valuable to me. It keeps me in touch with my peers and
aware of exciting research."

Mario Molina - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Member Categories

Student or Professional - we have the right membership for you



A person that has a degree or certification in chemical or related sciences; or certification as a teacher of a chemical science.

Graduate Student


A person who is a full-time graduate student, majoring in a chemical science or a related academic discipline.

Student Member


A person actively working toward an undergraduate degree in chemistry or in a related academic discipline.
$28 without C&EN;
$56 with C&EN

Society Affiliate


A person who is not eligible to become a member of the Society but whose major vocational effort is directly concerned with the practice of a chemical science.

If you qualify for one of the Society's Special Dues Categories, you may apply to change your status when you renew your ACS membership.
To apply or renew your current status, please contact ACS Member Services.

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