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Why should I become an SBIC member?

There are many benefits of SBIC membership. All members automatically receive a personal subscription to the Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, the society's premier journal. From 1 January 2021 members publishing in JBIC can benefit from a 40% discount on online orders of Springer books via and all members will get free online access to Topics in Current Chemistry, the journal for topical, in-depth reviews covering all areas of chemistry.  SBIC members are eligible for the SBIC Early Career Award, and the SBIC Student Travel Grants for ICBIC and regional BICs. SBIC supports many conferences in the area of biological inorganic chemistry and we cannot do this without member support. SBIC members have access to the Members Only page on our website which is currently under development and is planned to include the membership database, educational resources as well as the option to post job opportunities. All this and knowing that you are included in the premier international society in your discipline should be reasons enough.

Membership Dues

With the pandemic waning, we have welcomed the opportunities of meeting in person again. One of the benefits for members is that SBIC supports international conferences in the area of bioinorganic chemistry, for which SBIC members often receive reduced registration rates. We specifically earmark support for the attendance of early career researchers to ensure a viable future for our research community. In order to keep these initiatives and given the financial position of SBIC, we have to raise the membership fees closer to pre-pandemic levels in 2023. Note that members can lock in current membership fees by signing up for 2- or 3-year memberships.

Dues are payable for January through December. The membership options and rates for 2024 are:

  • Regular membership: $125/yr ($235 for 2 years; $345 for 3 years)
  • Discount membership (member from Low GDP Country*, student, or emeritus): $40/yr ($75 for 2 years; $110 for 3 years)

* "Low GDP" is defined as less than US$20,000 per capita (see list)

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Membership Application

If you would prefer to mail in your application, please download here and mail to the address on the form.  

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