Membership FAQs

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

Memberships can be paid for by credit card, check, or wire transfer. Please contact member services at [email protected] for bank transfer information.
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.
Organized sections can be added at any time during your membership through your user home. Access your user home by logging into your APSA account and clicking your name at the top of the page. You can also add a section by contacting Member Services at 202-483-2512. Organized Sections run coterminous to your individual membership and cannot be prorated
APSA member benefits are available immediately after payment has been processed on your account.
APSA Memberships are non-transferrable.
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.
Contact information can be updated through your User Home. To access your User Home you must first be logged in to your APSA account. Once you are logged in, click on your name 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.
APSA memberships expire after 12 months, on the last day of the month that the membership was started. 
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.
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.
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.
APSA journals can be accessed online through your User Home. Once logged in, click your name at the top of the page. There will be links to access your journals on the lower left hand side of the screen.
Login to your APSA account and click on the Journal Delivery Preferences button on the User Home. 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.