ACS Membership

New Ways to Join ACS in 2022

Make the most of your ACS membership. Explore benefits and find the membership package that’s right for you.

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ACS Membership Package

Premium

Access all benefits, now at a better value. Pricing varies by career stage.


$ 160

Regular Members & Society Affiliates

$ 55

Graduate Students

$ 25

Undergraduate Students

$ 80

Retired

$ 0

Emeritus

Gain access to all benefits in the Standard Package plus:

  • Up to a 40% discount on ACS Meetings & Events registration fees
  • ACS Publications and Author Benefits
  • Access to the ACS Webinars® Library
  • 25 activities annually through CAS SciFinder®
  • ACS Course and Workshop Discounts

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Standard

A new option featuring a slimmed-down set of benefits at half the price.


$ 80

Regular Members

  • Weekly issues of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)
  • Quarterly ACS Discovery Reports
  • Member-only awards, grants, and fellowships
  • First-time members can join up to 3 Technical Divisions in their first year

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Basic

For chemistry enthusiasts. Introductory set of benefits at no cost.


$ 0

  • Unlock access to new benefits and scientific content
  • Introduce yourself to the ACS community and connect with a global network of professionals
  • Stay connected to the field and gain scientific insights

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packages and list of benefits

  Premium Standard Basic
RECOGNITION
Welcome Kit/Member Card check
• Welcome Kit and Member Card sent in mail.
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• Welcome Kit and Member Card sent in mail.
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• Member Card sent with welcome email.
Annual gift in select membership years check check
PUBLICATIONS
C&EN Magazine Weekly check
• Regular Members receive option of digital access or print delivery (additional postage fee for mailing overseas).
• Graduate and Undergraduate Students receive digital access.
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• Weekly delivery of C&EN Magazine
• Digital access to C&EN Magazine
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• Email delivery of C&EN Essential newsletter
ACS Member Universal Access (50 article accesses per term) check
Discounted pricing for for ACS Articles on Command purchases check
CAS SciFinder®—25 free activities annually check
Journal of Chemical Education discounted subscription rate check
Journal of Natural Products discounted subscription rate check
Weekly delivery of ACS Matters newsletter check check check
ACS Member e-subscriptions check
• Available to Emeritus, Retired, sole proprietors, and unemployed Members for $125 per year.
Quarterly ACS Discovery Reports, published by C&EN (a value of $39.99 per report) check check
ACS Books discount check
Author/Open Access fee discounts check
Unlimited access to InChemistry check check
MEETINGS & CAREER RESOURCES
ACS Meeting registration discount (up to $400 off) check
Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference discount (up to $40% off) check
ACS Regional Meetings discount (up to 40% off) check
ACS Webinars® Library check
Member-only awards, grants, and fellowships check check
Career Pathways™ workshops check check
Personal career consulting check check
InterviewStream online tool check check
ACS Salary Calculator™ check check
Professional education course discounts check
NETWORKING & COMMUINITY
ACS Technical Divisions membership (3 free divisions for one year for first-time members. Restrictions apply.) check check
ACS Local Section membership check check
ACS International Chemical Science Chapters membership check check
Ability to vote in ACS Elections check check
Ability to serve in national volunteer roles and hold elected office with ACS check check
Ability to become an officer of a student chapter check
PERSONAL
ACS Member Insurance Program check check
Credit Card Rewards Program check check check
Science product discounts check check check
Discounts on shipping, office supplies, and technology products check check check
Discounts on travel expedition, hotels, and auto rentals check check check
  • ACS is committed to remaining a relevant, enjoyable, and valuable association for its Members and the broader enterprise. To ensure we are delivering on this promise, our benefits, packages, pricing, and membership offerings may change on a yearly basis.

Common Questions


  • Can I change my package?

    You may change your package during your renewal. If you decide not to remain a Member in good standing, you will be automatically transitioned to Associate status with the Basic Package..

  • What if I am currently receiving a discount or waiver?

    Most discounts and waivers will stay the same in 2022 if your eligibility has not changed.

  • Can anyone join ACS?

    Chemistry is foundational to all that we do and all that impacts us in the world. From enthusiasts, to students, to professionals, and beyond, there is a package for you.

    The Basic Package is available to anyone with an interest in chemistry. There are no degree or other requirements. This package gives you a limited set of benefits at no cost and is an easy way to connect, engage, and learn with one of the largest, most prestigious scientific associations in the world.

    The Standard and Premium Packages are available to existing or prospective members that have a degree, certification, or significant work history in a STEM field, or as a teacher of chemical science. The Premium Package is also available for people whose occupation directly concerns the practice of a chemical science but do not meet degree or work history requirements.

  • Is ACS membership yearly?

    Multi-year options are available to ACS Members. You can select from a 2-year or 3-year option when joining, upgrading, or renewing your membership.

  • How do I get my ACS journals?

    To access your benefits, log-in with your ACS ID on the Publications website. Locate your article of interest and click on the PDF or HTML link for the article.

  • Do Retired, Emeritus, and 50-year members receive any sort of additional registration discount for ACS Meetings?

    Yes. In recognition for their years of continued service, Retired and Emeritus Members will continue to receive reduced meeting registration fees. Additionally, 50-year members of ACS will continue to be able to register for ACS Meetings at no cost.

  • Is there a discount for international members?

    ACS offers discounts for some countries outside the United States. This discount is shown at check out, if applicable. Renewing members will see this discount in their renewal offer, if applicable.

  • How will I receive C&EN Magazine if I select the Premium Package?

    Regular, Retired, and Emeritus Members who select the Premium Package have the option of digital access or print delivery of C&EN Magazine. There is a surcharge for international print delivery.

    Undergraduate and Graduate Students selecting the Premium Package receive digital access to C&EN Magazine.

  • What is the difference between digital C&EN Magazine and C&EN Essential Newsletter?

    The Standard Package automatically includes a digital-only delivery of C&EN and is identical to the print version of the magazine except digitally delivered to your inbox. Less paper and no need for a physical address.

    The C&EN Essential Newsletter, included in the Basic Package, is a lighter version of the C&EN content with access to fewer articles. This keeps you up to date with the top articles each week.

  • What is the member recognition program?

    This program rewards members who have the Standard or Premium Package for designated years of service with the Society. Years 1-10, 15, and 25 are celebrated with a gift.

  • Can I recruit a new member through the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign?

    ACS is working to retool our Member-Get-A-Member Campaign to better reflect all levels of participation in the American Chemical Society. In 2022, ACS will no longer offer the PTEblanket incentive for recruiting full paid members and introduce a new referral program by 2023.  

Contact Member Services

I have specific questions that are not addressed here. Who can help me?

Phone: 1-800-333-9511 (Toll Free in the U.S.) or +1-614-447-3776 (Outside the U.S.).