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ASMS is one of the most dynamic scientific societies in the world. Your membership is a key factor in the Society's success and longevity. ASMS member dues for calendar year 2024 are now $80 ($50 for full-time students). Enjoy the benefits of ASMS by joining or renewing today.

Please note that membership is based on the calendar year (January 1-December 31). Dues paid prior to November 2 are valid for the current year only. Dues paid beginning November 2 will be valid through the following year.

Online Membership Dues Payment (for renewals and new members)

Printable membership form is also available if you prefer email or fax (credit card payments) or mail a check payment.

Membership Dues

Annual dues for members include significant discount on conference and short course registration fees, access to the online Society Journal, JASMS, the online Career Center, and member-only sections of the website. 
  • Regular $80 and Student $50
  • Emeritus $0 (see detail below on Emeritus Membership eligibility and benefits)

Member Benefits

An individual ASMS membership includes the following benefits:
  • Subscription to the monthly Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS). JASMS is now digital/online only. The printed issues ceased in Dec. 2019. ASMS members receive access to all current and past issues of JASMS. Learn how to access JASMS online.
  • Discounted registration for all conferences and short courses (annual meeting, Asilomar, Sanibel, & Fall Workshop.)
  • Proceedings of the annual conferences (digital archive through 1997 and then PDF archive back to 1962). 
  • Access and free postings in the online Career Center.
  • Access to members-only information on the website including select Wiley journal archives and recordings of special conference lectures.

Demographic Data

You will find a demographic data section within your user profile. In conjunction with the ASMS Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee we continue to update the options available annually. These updates reflect suggestions from the ASMS community and also acknowledge that some answers may change over time, specifically in the job sector/career stage category. 

Members and users are prompted to update their demographic data each year beginning on November 2 to correspond with the annual membership drive.

Why do we collect this data and how is it used?

Your data is used anonymously to better understand the demographics of the Society. Most importantly the data is used to create the now annunal 'Face of ASMS' infographic poster/sign displayed at the annual conference. 

Your Dues Support the Society Activities & Outreach

  • Publications: reprints of classic, out of print mass spectrometry books
  • Awards: numerous prestigious awards and grants to recognize and support the mass spectrometry community
  • Other special programs such as the Emerging Talent: Academia, Government, and Industry webinar series to highlight young researchers transitioning to their first positions.
  • Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics: an open forum for the presentation of scientific research and the development of new applications and technology.
  • The Fall Workshop: tutorial education on emerging techniques and applications
  • The Asilomar and Sanibel Conferences: highly focused conferences on specific research topics in an informal setting.

Membership Cycle (Validity Period)

Membership cycle and benefits, including Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry subscription, are based on the calendar year, January 1 through December 31.  If you join or renew mid-year, benefits begin with date of payment to the end of the calendar year. Memberships paid on/after November 2 will have an expiration date the following year.

Emeritus Members

Emeritus membership status is for ASMS members (at least 10 years consecutive years of membership) who have retired from the field of mass spectrometry. To convert a regular membership to emeritus membership, please contact the ASMS office ( Emeritus memberships need to be kept active and renewed each year by the emeritus member. Once a regular membership is converted to emeritus, the emeritus member may renew their membership for future years online or ask for assistance from the ASMS office.

Special emeritus member benefits include complimentary membership and annual conference registration. These special benefits are in addition to the regular member benefits listed above.

For existing emeritus members, to renew your membership starting November 2 each year. Please take one of the following actions:

  • Renew yourself online. Contact if you need assistance with your login credentials in order to login and renew yourself online.
  • Complete this special emeritus renewal form available as fill-in PDF form (complete on your computer then save or print) or a standard PDF (print and then complete with a pen). Completed forms should be submitted to the email address included on the form.