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Membership of the ABSW is open to journalists and writers from all parts of the media, and covering the whole gamut of science, technology and medicine.

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All members must renew every January. If you join in July, August, September or October, you can ask for a new membership at half price. Please be sure to ask about this offer prior to paying your membership fee. The joining fee remains the same. Memberships starting in November or December must pay full price but will not have to renew until the second January after joining. (In other words, you get 14 months for the price of 12.)

The ABSW has three categories of member:

  • Ordinary (Full) members: people whose principal source of earnings is professional journalism or writing. Annual subscription is £40.
  • Associate members: for those whose work advances the public awareness of science and technology. Associate members do not have voting rights. Annual subscription is £36.
  • Student members: open to those in a full- or part-time education. You may be on a course training science communication, you may be a science student involved in student journalism or a simply a student journalist with an interest in science journalism. Student members have no voting rights. It is expected that they will progress to ordinary or associate membership if they embark on an appropriate career upon completion of their course. Annual subscription is £20. When applying for membership, we do ask that you demonstrate some evidence of interest in journalism or science journalism. (For example, writing for a student newspaper or blog.)

A £5 joining fee is also payable by those joining the association.

Our subscription year runs January to December, but new members joining towards the end of 2009 will find their payment will take them through to the end of December 2010, and must be renewed in January 2011.

However, anyone who elects to join by standing order will have their joining fee waived. But they must set up a standing order straight away and send us notification that this has been done.

As part of joining the ABSW, you will have to set a username and password to login to this website. If your application to join the ABSW is successful, you will automatically be added to our directory of members and can choose whether to make your profile public, visible to other members or publicly visible.

Please fill out the form below if you wish to be considered for membership. You must include either a full company or home address, including postcode. You must also include a telephone number. If you are applying for a student membership and you are not studying journalism, you must show evidence of interest or experience in journalism.

When you have completed the form, click the Register button.

Memberships take an average of two weeks to process, although may take more or less time than this. Please do not make a payment, unless using Paypal, until your membership is approved.

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