Membership is open to all who are interested in joining the society. There are four membership categories: Full, Lifetime, Student and Institutional. Memberships (with the exception of Lifetime) will be renewed on January 1 of each year. Unless otherwise indicated, applications received before November 1 will be credited to the current year. Applications received after November 1 will become effective the following year.
• Full membership
• Student membership
The Society invites applications for Full membership from any person who is interested in the subject of microbial systematics and holds a bachelor's degree in microbiology or a related subject.
The annual dues are US$50.00. A Lifetime individual membership is also available for US$500. Members are entitled to receive the online journal The Bulletin of BISMiS, which will be published twice a year beginning in late 2010, and the online Bergey's Manual Trust newsletter, The Microbial Taxonomist. Members will also receive a reduced registration fee for attendance of meetings.
• Institutional membership
Any person who is interested in the subject of microbial systematics and is enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in microbiology or a related subject may join as a Student member.
The annual dues are US$30.00. Student members will receive the online journal The Bulletin of BISMiS, which is published twice a year, and the online Bergey's Manual Trust newsletter, The Microbial Taxonomist. Student members will also receive a reduced registration fee for attendance of meetings.
Student members may also join if they provide evidence through a signed letter from the head of their department that they are enrolled at a university along with their special membership application.
Institutions such as culture collections are also invited to apply for membership with an annual membership dues of US$1000.
Send downloaded application forms by mail, email or fax to:
- BISMiS, Bergey's Manual Trust
Department of Microbiology
527 Biological Sciences Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2605
- Fax: +1 706-542-6599
- E-mail: email@example.com