How much are APS membership dues?
For memberships renewing or beginning in 2024, APS membership rates for one calendar year are: $184 for Regular dues; $79 for Early Career dues; $99 for Senior/Retired dues; $39 for Graduate Students; $25 for Undergraduate Students; $2760 for Life membership; $1485 for Senior Life membership.
Are my APS membership dues tax-deductible?
APS membership dues and subscriptions are not considered charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. However, they may be deducted as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Members should consult their tax advisors for further guidance. Note: a donation made at the time of renewal (a gift separate from and in addition to your membership dues) is tax deductible.
Why does APS collect demographic information?
APS collects demographic data to better understand our membership composition and participation in activities. We may also provide you with information about relevant APS programs. We will only report on anonymized data in aggregate, and will never share this information with outside parties. Your data will not be used to make any decisions related to your APS activities.
If my membership has lapsed, how can I reactivate it?
If your membership term has lapsed, you may reinstate online with your My APS Account. Login to your account with the primary email address linked to your old account. If you need to reset your password, select the "Forgot Password" link. To update your email address, contact APS Membership. Join APS
How long is my APS membership term?
New membership and subscription requests begin the month when an application/payment is processed and continue for 12 months. Sample membership terms are July 1, 2024 thru June 30, 2025 and October 1, 2024 thru October 31, 2025.
What is my username?
Your user name is your primary email address. To change your username or password, log in to your account and select "My LogIn Information."
How do I login to my APS account
Go to your My APS Account and enter your email address (username) and password. If you need to reset your password, select "Forgot Password."
What is an APS unit?
APS units are subgroups within the Society which provide opportunities for members to interact with colleagues with similar interests and to keep abreast of new developments in their specialized fields. Annual unit dues are $10 for each Division and Topical Group; Forums and Sections are free. There are 50 units altogether. APS Units - A complete listing, including websites and unit descriptions.
How do I get a receipt for my APS dues?
To download a PDF copy of your receipt, log in to your My APS Account and select "My Orders and Invoices."
How do I make a tax deductible contribution to the APS?
You may provide a tax deductible contribution to APS by checking off a contribution level on your paper renewal invoice or on-line renewal form. There is also a secure online donation option available, or you may call the APS Development Department at 301-209-3224. With their permission, those donors who give $100 or more will receive special recognition by having their name listed in the APS annual report. Support APS
Can I add an APS journal online?
Yes, APS journals may be added online. You must be an APS member to use this benefit. To subscribe to an APS journal, log in into your My APS Account and select "My Subscriptions." Membership Login
What does my member subscription to Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, or Reviews of Modern Physics include?
What does my subscription to PROLA include?
PROLA (Physical Review Online Archive) includes:
• Physical Review Series I and II, in their entirety (1893-2020)
• Physical Review Letters back to its inception in 1958
• Physical Review A-D back to their inception in 1970
• Physical Review E back to its inception in 1993
• Reviews of Modern Physics back to 1929
What should I do if I'm not receiving APS News or Physics Today?
If you're not receiving these membership publications, please email APS Membership.
I’m unable to access my APS journal subscriptions. What should I do?
To access your online journal subscriptions, select the journal article you want to download and log in with your APS membership credentials instead of your APS journal account. For assistance, please contact APS Membership.
How do I sign up to receive APS journal alerts?
The free email service for APS Journals, previously limited to individual subscribers, is now open to all researchers. Sign up today.
Who can apply for an APS Student membership?
APS student memberships are open to anyone actively pursuing a degree. This can be a high school student, undergraduate, graduate student, or doctoral candidate. Most APS student members are studying physics or a related science or engineering discipline, but APS welcomes any student with an interest in physics and the physics community to join.
Why are you asking me if I am a Student?
Membership selections are based on degree information you provide. If your membership type is not displayed correctly, login to your account at my.aps.org/studentupdate to change your degree information.
Who is eligible for a free APS Student membership?
To qualify for free APS Student membership, you must be a first-time applicant to APS and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student. After one free year, you may retain membership at a special low rate and continue to receive all student privileges while you remain a student. Student Membership Benefits
What does it mean if I joined APS thru SPS?
When joining the SPS, undergraduate students have the option of joining any AIP Member Society for up to three years at no cost. To become an APS member through SPS, you must choose APS as your free member society when you join SPS and each time you renew your SPS membership. SPS members in the U.S. pay dues of $24.00; members with non-U.S. addresses pay $30.00.
How much is an APS Graduate student membership? Undergraduate?
An APS Graduate student membership is one-quarter of Regular member dues. For 2024, this amount is $39. For undergraduates, it is $25.
What is the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA)?
The FGSA is an APS unit that was created in 2001 for APS members with an interest in graduate student education. FGSA encourages a free exchange of ideas among graduate students and the greater scientific community by providing opportunities for meetings, electronic discussion, and access to a permanent archive of member ideas and programs. It is strongly recommended that APS student members enroll in this forum.
Special Member Categories
Does APS offer a discount when I reach retirement age or have retired due to a disability?
APS offers a Senior member category for retired members who have at least ten consecutive years of APS membership.
What is the APS Senior member category?
APS Senior members pay a discounted rate of $99. To qualify, the member must have at least ten consecutive years of APS membership. In addition, the member must meet at least one of the following three criteria: 1) reached the age of 70; 2) is retired from gainful employment; or 3) is retired due to permanent disability. Senior members retain all membership privileges and continue to receive Physics Today, APS News, and other Society mailings. If you qualify, write "Senior Member" on your invoice and adjust the dues amount to $99 or $1485 for Senior Lifetime Membership. Senior members for whom the $99 dues causes a hardship may adjust the rate to $0.
What is the APS Life member category?
APS Life membership is available to any new or current member at 15 times the current Regular dues rate - for 2024, $2760. Life members also have the option of one free life membership in an APS Division or Topical Group. Additional life memberships in such units at a rate of 15 times the unit rate dues in effect at the time of payment (currently $150) are available to life members as well.
What is the APS Early Career member category?
APS Early Career membership is available for recent graduates at a reduced rate of $79. This category is designed to help physicists in the period immediately following receipt of their final degree or the termination of their full-time student status. An Early Career member may remain in this category for a maximum of five years. After the five year period, Early Career members are automatically billed as an APS Regular member.
How does one become an APS Fellow?
The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in knowledge through original research and publication or made significant and innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the then current membership of the Society are recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in The American Physical Society. APS Fellowship Nominations
Can APS assist me if I have been recently unemployed?
Unemployed members may qualify for a waiver of dues for up to two years by sending notification to the APS Membership Department at email@example.com. To qualify, the member must be a current APS member actively seeking employment.