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Marine Mammal Science Journal, conference
discounts, exclusive member directory access
and the ability to steer the future of marine mammal science.

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The Benefits of Membership

Depending on level of membership, members can receive:
  • Subscription to the peer-reviewed journal Marine Mammal Science (MMS) published quarterly online by Wiley-Blackwell;
  • Participation in our international biennial conferences on the biology of marine mammals at the reduced member’s registration fee rate, including the biennial Marine Mammal Science Conference;
  • A 25% discount on all Wiley-Blackwell products;
  • Eligibility for conference travel grants to PIs in low income countries;
  • Access to the Member Area of our website, which includes access to:
    • job postings;
    • quarterly members only newsletter;
    • instant online access to MMS;
    • early access to MMS “latest articles” set to come out in the next print issue;
    • member directory including hundreds of your colleagues, voting and more;
  • Voting privileges;
  • Rights to run for elective office on the Board of Governors;
  • The ability to help guide the development of the field of marine mammal science by serving on standing and ad hoc Society committees such as the Ethics, Conservation, Scientific Advisory, Education, or Taxonomy Committees;
  • The ability to raise important marine mammal issues of concern for timely action by the Society for Marine Mammalogy through the Presidential Letter process;
  • As student members, access to peers through regional student chapters, and exposure to the top scientists in the field of marine mammal science;
  • The opportunity for participation in the great tradition of scientific societies by being part of the organized dialogue of science that has existed at least since the founding of the Royal Society in England. The first issue (1665) of their journal, Philosophical Transactions, defined characteristics of Society members as those whose “desires after solid and useful knowledge may be further entertained, ingenious endeavours and undertakings cherished, and those addicted to and conversant in such matters, may be invited and encouraged to search, try, and find out new things, impart their knowledge to one another, and contribute what they can to the grand design of improving natural knowledge.”
  • All membership categories are for individuals, and are not transferable.
  • The Society does not refund memberships under any circumstances.


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