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Membership FAQs

↕ What are the membership dues?

APSA membership dues vary based on the membership category. View our complete list of membership categories and dues here.

↕ How can I pay for my membership?

Memberships can be paid for by credit card, check, or wire transfer. Please contact member services at [email protected] for bank transfer information.

↕ What are the membership categories?

APSA offers a number of different membership categories including professional, retired, student, life, unemployed, and K-12 Educator. View a complete list of membership categories here.

↕ Can I add a section to my membership mid-year?

Organized sections can be added at any time during your membership through your MyAPSA account or by contacting member services at 202-483-2512. Organized sections run coterminous to your individual membership and cannot be prorated.

↕ I just submitted an online application. How soon can I log on to member services?

APSA member benefits are available immediately after payment has been processed on your account.

↕ Are memberships transferrable?

APSA Memberships are non-transferrable.

↕ Can I cancel my membership during the year and receive a refund?

Membership may be cancelled by contacting APSA Member Services by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail; however, APSA does not offer refunds for cancelled memberships.

↕ How do I update my membership information?

Contact information can be updated through your MyAPSA member profile. To access your MyAPSA member profile you must first be logged in to your APSA account. Once you are logged in, click on the green “MyAPSA” button located at the top of the page, which will take you directly to your profile. To change your contact information select any of the links located under the "Contact Information" header.

↕ What are the time parameters of the APSA membership?

APSA memberships run for one year from the date of payment.

↕ Which journals do I receive?

APSA membership includes subscriptions to American Political Science Review, PS: Political Science & Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and Journal of Political Science Education (for most member types). All members receive access to the online versions of all four journals.

↕ When will I receive my journals?

You will start receiving journals the month after you join APSA. Members (other than family, associate, and high school faculty) receive one journal a month. PS is published in January, April, July, and October. APSR is published in February, May, August, and November. Perspectives will arrive in March, June, September, and December. K-12 Educator members will only receive PS. Associate members will receive only the journal they selected. Family members do not receive any paper journal subscriptions.

↕ How can I request backfill journals that I did not receive?

Please contact member services at [email protected] or 202-483-2512 to request backfill journal issues. Please note that all backfill requests are processed at the end of the month and can therefore take a couple of weeks to arrive.

↕ How do I access the journals online?

APSA journals can be accessed online through your MyAPSA account. Once logged in to your MyAPSA account there will be links to access your journals on the lower left hand side of the screen.

↕ How do I change my journal delivery method?

Login to your MyAPSA account and click on the Journal Delivery Preferences button in the welcome page. You can also change your mailing preferences in Privacy under Account Actions. Note: You may have to add an additional address in My Addresses under Account Actions if you would like your journal sent to a home or work address that is different from your listed address.
American Political Science Association
1527 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036-1206
(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

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