ASPB Membership

For full membership information, please go to the Member Center. From this page, you can join ASPB, edit your profile, review your invoices, check your membership status and renew your membership, join an ASPB section or purchase items from our store. If you need any assistance, please contact us at

Current Membership Levels and Pricing

New memberships will now have anniversary expiration dates. Multi-year memberships are now available.

Professional MembersProfessional Members

1 year = $165, 2 years = $320, 3 years = $480

Those who work in academia, government, and laboratories, industrial or commercial environments.

K-12/Community College Educator Member

1 year = $60, 2 years = $110, 3 years = $165

Those who currently teach primary  or secondary education or at a community college (a school that does not offer a bachelors degree).

Postdoctoral AssociatePostdoctoral Associate

1 year = $80, 2 years = $150, 3 years = $225

Those who have received their doctorates and are employed as postdoctoral associates.

Graduate Student MemberGraduate Student Member

1 year = $60, 2 years = $110, 3 years = $165

Those pursuing a degree in the field at the graduate level.

Undergraduate Student MemberUndergraduate Student Member

1 year = $40, 2 years = $70, 3 years = $105

Those pursuing a degree in the field at the undergraduate level.

Emeritus MembersEmeritus Members—Free

Awarded, upon application, to retired persons who have reached age sixty-five and who have been Society members continuously for twenty years or more. Contact Us for more information or to become an Emeritus Member.

Retired MembersRetired Members

1 year = $80, 2 years = $150, 3 years = $225

For those who do not qualify for Emeritus, but are retired from plant science professional careers.

Section Dues

$5 section memberships can be purchased during the join and renew process. JOIN A SECTION


Give Your Students Roots

Help your students put down roots—provide them with membership in ASPB!

Have you thought about sponsoring your student’s or postdoc’s ASPB membership? If you submit their membership application with your membership fee (if you are not already current), you will get a 15% discount on the membership fee for each student you sponsor. All you have to do is submit this application.

Why provide ASPB membership to your student? Students are the future of plant biology; if we get them involved now, they are more likely to stay involved throughout their career.

Give Your Students Roots so they can grow to become an integral part of the plant biology community.

Click here to apply today or contact for more information.

Membership Dues Discount for Scientists in Developing Nations

Over the years many from plant scientists from developing nations have told us that, much as they wish to join ASPB, there simply isn’t sufficient funding for them to do so. In an effort to redress this situation, a least a bit, beginning right now ASPB will start offering a member dues discount to scientists in certain developing countries. We will be using the World Bank Classification to determine the countries in which resident plant scientists will be eligible for these discounts.  LEARN MORE

Hardship Applications for Membership Dues Waiver/Discount

To create a transparent, consistent, and equitable process to provide assistance with membership dues to current and potential ASPB members, ASPB has implemented a formal process by which those in the plant science community can request a discounted or free membership. LEARN MORE


Redeem 50–70 JournalMiles for ASPB membership.

The Plant Cell and Plant Physiology recognize the value of your contribution to the plant science community and have instituted Journal Miles awards. As a small token of our gratitude, we assign 10 Journal Miles for each review completed in a timely manner. Your Journal Miles will accumulate with each review you complete and will be active for 24 months. They may be redeemed for merchandise or membership in the American Society of Plant Biologists.