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


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  • ACS members that are part of our international community may receive additional discounts on their annual membership dues. Discounts will be reflected during the online application process.

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Welcome Kit/Cardcheck
• Welcome Kit and Membership Card sent in mail.
• Welcome Kit and Membership Card sent in mail.
• Digital Card sent with welcome email​.
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• Regular Members receive option of digital access or print delivery (additional postage fee for mailing overseas).
• Graduate and Undergraduate Students receive digital access.
• Weekly delivery of C&EN Magazine
• Digital access to C&EN Magazine
• 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 purchasescheck
CAS SciFinder®—25 free activities annually**check
Journal of Chemical Education discounted subscription ratecheck
Journal of Natural Products discounted subscription ratecheck
Weekly delivery of ACS Matters newslettercheckcheckcheck
ACS Member e-subscriptionscheck
• Available to Emeritus, Retired, sole proprietors, and unemployed Members for $131 per year.
Quarterly ACS Discovery Reports, published by C&EN (a value of $39.99 per report)checkcheck
ACS Books discountcheck
Author/Open Access fee discountscheck
Unlimited access to InChemistrycheckcheck
LinkedIn Learningcheck  
ACS Meeting registration discount (up to $400 off)
Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference discount (up to 60% off)check
ACS Regional Meetings discount (up to 40% off)check
ACS Webinars® Librarycheck
Member-only awards, grants, and fellowshipscheckcheck
ACS Career Pathways™ workshopscheckcheck
ACS Leadership Development workshopscheck
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ACS Salary Calculator™checkcheck
ACS Institute course discountscheck
ACS Link, an online portal to connect with the ACS community for answers to questions on careers, research, education, and more!checkcheckcheck
ACS Technical Divisions membership (First-time members are eligible to join up to 3 divisions at no charge for the first year. Some restrictions apply).
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ACS International Chemical Science Chapters membershipcheckcheck
*Ability to vote in ACS Electionscheckcheck
*Ability to serve in national volunteer roles and hold elected office with ACScheckcheck
Ability to become an officer of a student chaptercheck
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Discounts on shipping, office supplies, and technology productscheckcheckcheck
Discounts on travel expedition, hotels, and auto rentalscheckcheckcheck

*Note:  Society Affiliates of the Society cannot vote in ACS Elections, serve in national volunteer roles or hold an elected ACS office.  

**Benefits subject to terms and conditions limiiting utilization to personal use.  

  • ACS is committed to remaining a relevant, enjoyable, and valuable association for its Members, community 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.

2023 Guide to Membership

Full Membership Guide (pdf, 36 pages) Brief Membership Guide (pdf 3 pages)

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. You can also upgrade your Basic or Standard package at any time.

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

    Most discounts and waivers have stayed the same in 2022 if your eligibility has not changed. Visit Dues Categories & Discounts to learn more.

  • Who can 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 all ACS Members, except Emeritus. 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.

  • Can I pay for my membership via wire transfer?

    Yes. The American Chemical Society Incoming Wire/ACH/EFT information is as follows:

    Bank of America 
    100 N Tryon Street, Suite 170 
    Charlotte, NC  28202

    Contact: Stacy L Snow,

    Federal Tax ID # 53-0196572

    ABA Number: 026-009-593  
    Bank Name: Bank of America, NA 
    Account Name: American Chemical Society Operating  
    Account Number: 00-20-805-89-526 (must use all 12-digits)

    Routing Number: 054-001-204 
    Bank Name: Bank of America, NA  
    Account Name: American Chemical Society Operating  
    Account Number: 00-20-805-89-526 (must use all 12-digits)

    Contact Membership Services via email at or by phone at 800-333-9511 (+1-614-447-3776 outside the U.S.) with any questions. 

  • How much does it cost to join a Technical Division?

    Pricing varies by Technical Division. Visit the Technical Division webpage for more information. Please note additional postage charges may apply for mailings outside the U.S.  

  • In what format will I receive C&EN Magazine if I select the Premium Package?

    Regular, Society Affiliates, Retired, and Emeritus Members who select the Premium Package have the option of digital access or print delivery of C&EN Magazine. There is an $85 surcharge for international print delivery.

    Undergraduate and Graduate Students selecting the Premium Package receive digital access to C&EN Magazine. There is no option for purchasing a print subscription at an additional fee.

  • 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 at no cost. 

  • 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. As of 2022, ACS will no longer offer the Periodic Table of the Elements blanket incentive for recruiting full paid members and will be introducing a new referral program in the near future.  

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