The Academy offers a wide range of benefits and services. Your access to benefits depends on the membership category you select to match your interests.
Admission to Academy Events
Academy members are eligible for free or reduced registration costs for most of the nearly 100 meetings the Academy organizes each year, including our Frontiers of Science and Science & the City programs. Visit our events calendar to see what's coming up.
Open Access to Unique Content
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is one of the world's most highly cited interdisciplinary scientific publications. Members are entitled to issues for only $25 each. In addition, Individual Members may select one Annals issue free each year, and Patron Members may select two free issues. Members also receive free open access to the complete historical archive of Annals online. The archive begins in 1823 with the first volume of Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York, which was later renamed Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Academy eBriefings allow the Academy’s worldwide membership to experience our events online, at their convenience, through the ease of an Internet connection. Designed to provide busy scientists the latest information in an accessible format, these unique multimedia presentations contain meeting summaries by professional science writers; speakers’ slides and audio; video interviews; and links to other related information, including relevant journal articles, Web sites, books, and speakers’ home pages. Academy members receive exclusive access to our entire eBriefings catalog.
The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine, published in print and online, features news and information about current issues in science and technology as well as articles about the Academy, its programs, and its members. All members receive a complimentary subscription to the magazine, which is mailed three times per year. The magazine is also published online.
The Sciences was a unique forum for examining various sides of issues in all areas of science. The magazine featured articles, news, and commentary on scientific developments of social and cultural interest, written for lay people as well as scientists, Winner of seven National Magazine Awards, The Sciences was published from 1961 to 2001 by the Academy; all 41 volumes are now available to Academy members.
Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences is an historical publication by the Academy. Published as two series (Series 1, volumes 1–16, 1881–1897, and Series 2, volumes 1–41, 1938–1983), Transactions presents the scholarly and scientific proceedings of the various Academy scientific "sections" (sections of anthropology, biology, physics and chemistry, oceanography and meteorology, mathematics and engineering, geology and mineralogy) and of other scientific events and proceedings at the Academy.
Career Development Resources
Membership in the Academy gives you full access to career development and professional development programs and information from the Academy from the Science Alliance. The Science Alliance complements our innovative and dynamic scientific content with critical programs and services focused on career education, development, and training. Members can participate in events that teach career development skills and offer opportunities to network, and gain exclusive access to unique online content.
Partnership with Nature Publishing Group
At the Professional Membership level, you have the opportunity to choose between a full subscription to either Nature or Scientific American for the duration of your membership.
All members receive an Academy membership card. Individual Members and Patron Members also receive an engraved membership certificate.
In addition, Academy members are entitled to special discounts on credit cards, insurance, and car rentals. Learn more about member discounts.