Benefits and Pricing

Explore the advantages of our membership benefits and compare pricing plans below. Access exclusive content, forums, and specialized resources while finding the perfect plan for your needs.

Regular Members & Affiliates

$160/yr - Premium

$80/yr - Standard

Recent Graduate

$80/yr - Premium

$40/yr - Standard

Graduate Students

$55/yr - Premium

Undergraduate Students

$25/yr - Premium

Retired

$80/yr - Premium

Emeritus

$0/yr - Premium

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Recognition

   
Welcome Kit/CardcheckWelcome Kit and Membership Card sent in mail.checkWelcome Kit and Membership Card sent in mail.checkDigital Card sent with welcome email​.
Annual Gift in select membership yearscheckcheck 

Publications

   
C&EN Magazine Weeklycheck• Regular Members receive option of digital access or print delivery (additional postage fee for mailing overseas).
• Graduate and Undergraduate Students receive digital access.
check• Weekly delivery of C&EN Magazine
• Digital access to C&EN Magazine
check• 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-n®—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  
Quarterly ACS Discovery Reports, published by C&EN (a value of $39.99 per report)checkcheck 
Author/Open Access fee discountscheck  
Unlimited access to InChemistrycheckcheck 

Meetings & Career Resources

   
LinkedIn Learningcheck  
ACS Meeting registration discount (up to $400 off)check  
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™ Workshops (in person)check  
ACS Career Pathways™ Virtual Workshops checkcheck 
ACS Leadership Development Workshopscheck  
Personal Career Consultingcheckcheck 
ACS Salary Calculator™checkcheck 
ACS Institute course discountscheck  

Networking & Community

   
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).checkcheck 
ACS Local Section membershipcheckcheck 
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  

Personal

   
ACS Member Insurance Programcheckcheck 
Science product discountscheckcheckcheck
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.

Common Questions / FAQs

  • 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, ssnow@acs.org

    Federal Tax ID # 53-0196572

    INCOMING WIRE INSTRUCTIONS 
    ABA Number: 026-009-593  
    SWIFT Code: BOFAUS3N 
    Bank Name: Bank of America, NA 
    Account Name: American Chemical Society Operating  
    Account Number: 00-20-805-89-526 (must use all 12-digits)

    INCOMING ACH/EFT INSTRUCTIONS 
    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 service@acs.org 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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Toll Free in the U.S.: 1-800-333-9511
International: +1-614-447-3776

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Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN)

Read C&EN for in-depth analysis and reporting on the latest developments in science and technology, business and industry, government, education, and employment trends. Keep up with the chemical sciences via C&EN’s daily news coverage on cen.acs.org; the award-winning weekly magazine, available in print and digital formats; or one of its weekly newsletters.

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ACS Member Universal Access

Online access to any 50 articles from all ACS Journals, ACS eBooks, and C&EN Archives is included with your annual membership. Access is for 48 hours from initial article request. ACS ID required for log-in.

How to access your benefits:
Log-in with your ACS ID ​​​​​​​on the ACS Publications website. Locate your article of interest. Click on the PDF or HTML link for the article. To view your current publication access balance and history log-in on the ACS Publications website, go to “Your Profile”, and select “Member Benefits” option.

Benefits are available to paid ACS Members with the Premium Package and coincide with membership term. Members must log-in with their ACS ID (available free) to access content. Click-through license terms apply for each product.

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Articles On Command

Single articles are available at a significant discount compared to the Articles on Command non-member price of $48:

$14 for journal articles & ACS eBook chapters.
$7 for C&EN Archives Access is for 48 hours from initial article request.
ACS ID required for log-in.

How to access your benefits:
Log-in with your ACS ID ​​​​​​​on the ACS Publications website. Locate your article of interest. Click on the PDF or HTML link for the article. To view your current publication access balance and history log-in on the ACS Publications website, go to “Your Profile”, and select “Member Benefits” option.

Benefits are available to paid ACS Members with the Premium Package and coincide with membership term. Members must log-in with their ACS ID (available free) to access content. Click-through license terms apply for each product.

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CAS SciFinder-n®

CAS SciFinder-n® is a research discovery solution from CAS that provides unlimited access to CAS content. ACS Members are eligible to receive 25 complimentary CAS SciFinder® activities for personal use per membership term.

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Journal of Chemical Education Discounted Subscription Rate

The Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) publishes peer-reviewed articles and related information as a resource to those in the field of chemical education and to those institutions that serve them. JCE is co-published by the ACS Division of Chemical Education and the American Chemical Society Publications division. Launched in 1924, JCE is the world’s premier chemical education journal. JCE is published online and in print and has electronic archival content available from 1924 (Vol. 1) to the present. All ACS Members qualify for a special member-only subscription rate of US $99 to the Journal of Chemical Education that also includes an Archive E-subscription. Additional discounted rates are available for undergraduates, graduate students, and K-12 teachers.

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Journal of Natural Products Discounted Subscription Rate

The Journal of Natural Products invites and publishes papers that make substantial and scholarly contributions to the area of natural products research. Contributions may relate to the chemistry and/or biochemistry of naturally occurring compounds or the biology of living systems from which they are obtained.

All ACS Members have access to a special member-only subscription rate of US $136 for the Journal of Natural Products that also includes an Archive E-subscription. 

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Weekly Delivery of ACS Matters Newsletter

New ACS Members are automatically subscribed to the weekly ACS Matters newsletter. The ACS matters newsletter is sent every Tuesday and contains brief articles of general interest on news and events from ACS, ACS Publications, and other organizations. There are also many other additional subscription-based email options available. ACS Members can manage all their ACS email preferences by logging in with their ACS ID at the Email Preference Center.

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ACS Member E-Subscriptions

E-subscriptions are available to Emeritus, Retired, and Unemployed Members, and sole proprietors at a uniform price of US $136 per year for ACS Journal and Archive E-subscription titles. Qualified members have access to 250 articles per journal, per subscription term, and may subscribe to a total of five E-subscriptions.

Additionally, all ACS Members qualify for a special member-only subscription rate of US $99 to the Journal of Chemical Education that also includes an Archive E-subscription. Additional discounted rates are available for undergraduates, graduate students, and K-12 teachers. Go to pubs.acs.org/journal/jceda8 to learn more.

Likewise, all ACS Members can take advantage of a special member-only subscription rate of US $131 for the Journal of Natural Products that also includes an Archive E-subscription. Go to pubs.acs.org/journal/jnprdf to learn more.

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Quarterly ACS Discovery Reports, published by C&EN (a value of $39.99 per report)

Special reports written and published by C&EN on current topics in the chemical sciences and distributed online every 3-4 months. ACS Members also have access to all the reports published to date at acs.org/discoveryreports.

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Author/Open Access Fee Discounts

With the addition of JACS Au to our journal portfolio, ACS now publishes three fully-open access journals. In addition, authors can also publish open access in the more than 60 other ACS journals, with a range of license options and discounts. Visit ACSOpenScience.org to learn more. ACS Members with the Premium Package can benefit from additional savings on open access publishing.

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Unlimited Access to InChemistry

inChemistry is the information hub for undergraduate student members of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Published by the Education Division of ACS, the magazine covers a range of topics that are unique to students in the chemical sciences, offering insights on career options, professional skills, academic achievement, graduate school, navigating the job market, and preparing for the workplace.

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LinkedIn Learning

Unlock access to thousands of expert-led, creative, business, and technology courses to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. ACS LinkedIn Learning is available for ACS members with the Premium Package.

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ACS Meeting Registration Discount (Up To $400)

As an ACS member with the Premium Package, you get up to $400 discount on your ACS Spring and Fall registration. Join ACS during your meeting registration or upgrade before you register to take advantage of the savings.

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Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference discount (up to 60% off)

As an ACS member with the Premium Package, you get up to 60% discount on your Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference registration. The Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference advances research, education, diversity, and innovation in the fields of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering.

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ACS Regional Meetings Discount (up to 40% off)

As an ACS member with the Premium Package, you get up to 40% discount on your Regional Meeting registration.

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ACS Webinars® Library

ACS Webinars offer live and on demand presentations by subject matter experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business on relevant professional issues.

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Member-only Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

ACS sponsors a broad range of national, regional, and local section awards to recognize accomplishments and service to the chemical sciences and related disciplines that have helped advance and continue research to benefit humanity.

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ACS Career Pathways™ Workshops

ACS Career Pathways™ is a program that helps you find a career pathway and a job in the chemical sciences that’s the right fit. Learn about the four main career pathways available to chemistry professionals: academia, industry, government, and entrepreneurship careers, and why each one may, or may not, be the right choice for you. The courses are held in person and virtually throughout the year.

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ACS Leadership Development Workshops

ACS Leadership Development workshops are online and in-person learning opportunities for current and emerging leaders to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to effective leadership.

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Personal Career Consulting

This free ACS Member-exclusive program allows you to arrange a one-on-one appointment with a certified ACS Career Consultant. Our diverse team of consultants provide personalized career advice to ACS Members through resume reviews, mock interviews, LinkedIn profile reviews, and general career counseling sessions.

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ACS Salary Calculator™

The ACS Salary Calculator™ is a proprietary salary information tool that agreggates data from surveys sent to thousands of chemists. It helps you see how your current salary compares to other people in your field, and provides the median-based salary data by career choice. The ACS Salary Calculator™ information is only available to ACS members. Please log in with your ACS ID and password to gain access. Don't have an account? It's easy to create one with your ACS member number.

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ACS Institute Course Discounts

The ACS Institute is a learning platform offering courses new technology, growing trends in your industry, and the skills you need to advance your career. The courses are taught by expert instructors in person at various locations in the U.S., and online throughout the year. ACS Members may qualify for a savings of up to US $200 per course.

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ACS Technical Divisions

Join any of the 32 technical divisions to stay current with new developments in your area of specialization. Membership in an ACS division includes access to a variety of division journals and publications as well as the opportunity to contribute to national, international, and regional meeting programming. First-time ACS Members are eligible for a free one-year membership in up to three divisions. Some restrictions apply.

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ACS Local Sections

Local sections are the face of ACS at the grassroots level. There are 185 ACS Local Sections throughout the 50 U.S. states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico that offer plenty of opportunities to learn new skills, grow professionally, network, and contribute to your community’s understanding and appreciation of chemistry. ACS Members are automatically assigned to a Local Section based on their zip code.

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ACS International Chemical Science Chapters

The international equivalent of U.S. Local Sections are the ICSCs. Through these chapters, chemists outside the U.S. can tap into efforts to advance chemistry around the world and connect with other chemists in a geographic region by joining or establishing an ICSC.

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*Ability to Vote in ACS Elections

Voting in an ACS Election is one of many ways to engage and stay connected. All ACS regular members with the standard or premium packages are eligible to vote. Excluded from this are ACS Community Associates with a basic package.

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*Ability to Serve in National Volunteer Roles and Hold Elected Office with ACS

ACS members in good standing with the Standard or Premium membership package, are eligible to nominate and be nominated for elected office at ACS, or to serve in national volunteer roles. This would include the ACS Presidential Succession, Board of Directors, and/or Committees.

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Ability to Become an Officer of a Student Chapter

ACS student members can particpate in the leadership of an ACS student chapter, international student chapter, or graduate school organization. These leadership roles help you develop essential skills that you will use throughout your career, like leadership, communication, teamwork, organization, and public speaking.

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ACS Member Insurance Program

The ACS Member Insurance Program offers a wide range of coverage options to meet the unique needs of ACS Members. There are options for life, disability, long term care, professional liability, chemical educator’s legal liability, auto, home, pets, and more. Discover all the coverage options available to help build an insurance portfolio that protects your life’s most important elements.

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Science product discounts

ACS Members with addresses in North America can take advantage of special discounted pricing from IKA Works on select laboratory and analytical equipment.

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Discounts on shipping, office supplies, and technology products

ACS members qualify for special pricing on office and technology products from Lenovo and Office Depot. US-based ACS Members also receive discounts of 45% off FedEx Express and 25% off FedEx Ground. Additional freight shipping services are available through PartnerShip.

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Discounts on travel expedition, hotels, and auto rentals

ACS members get discounted car rental rates with AVIS and Budget, and can travel the world with scientific experts who share a love of learning and discovery.

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