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An Ordinary Membership is suitable for you if you are a researcher with more than five years postdoctoral experience, working at an advanced level for a recognised institution.
As an Ordinary Member you will benefit from:
- Free online access to The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology
- Printed copy of our quarterly magazine, Physiology News
- Free online access to the APS journal, Physiology
- Discounted attendance at Society Meetings
- Access to grant funding
- The ability to propose new Members to The Society
- Access to a wide range of Special Interest Groups – an invaluable resource of like-minded individuals
- Full voting rights at General Meetings
- 25% discount on Wiley-Blackwell books
- Access to a host of online features including forums and Member directories.
What do I need to do?
To join as an Ordinary Member, there are a few criteria you need to meet. You are required to have:
Presented a Communication or Demonstration to The Society and published one paper on a physiological topic in The Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology or another peer-reviewed journal.
Published two papers on a physiological topic in The Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology or other peer-reviewed journal.
You can submit teaching materials in place of peer-reviewed papers or demonstrations. All we ask for is two teaching products, or one teaching product and a communication, demonstration or publication.
Finally, you will also need a proposer – someone who has been an Ordinary Member of The Society for three years. If you need help finding a proposer, we are happy to help: just contact email@example.com or call 020 7269 5728.
Complete an application form
To apply for a new Ordinary Membership or renew an existing one, please visit our Online Applications Service area.
The Physiological Society offers free membership to Ordinary Members who have fully retired from work, and therefore are deriving no income from paid work.
To be eligible for free membership, Members will usually have reached the retirement age of 65 and will have paid membership fees for a minimum of 5 years. A home address is required for correspondence. Ordinary Retired Members are entitled to access all the usual benefits of membership and are also entitled to attend Society meetings free of charge.
When applying for Ordinary Retired Membership, you will be asked to sign a declaration confirming that you are fully retired from work. In order to ensure that this membership type is only given to those who are entitled to them, The Society randomly seeks evidence to validate assertions, and by signing the declaration here, you agree to supply such evidence at any time The Society requests it.