ESEB Membership

Mem­bers of the European Soci­ety for Evol­u­tion­ary Bio­logy (ESEB) pay reduced fees at ESEB con­gresses, get dis­counts for the Open Access pub­lic­a­tion rate in Journ­al of Evol­u­tion­ary Bio­logy, the art­icle pub­lic­a­tion charges for Evol­u­tion Let­ters, and a num­ber of oth­er dis­counts for books and journ­al sub­scrip­tions. Read about all discounts …

Mem­bers can apply to Con­fer­ence travel awards to sup­port par­ti­cip­a­tion of research­ers from eco­nom­ic­ally dis­ad­vant­aged coun­tries at ESEB con­gresses and the Evol­u­tion con­fer­ences of SSE/ASN/SSB. ESEB fur­ther offers Con­gress Attend­ance Aid Grants aim­ing to increase diversity at ESEB con­gresses and EMPSEB meet­ings.

The Soci­ety sup­ports young research­ers, e.g., by spon­sor­ing the annu­al EMPSEB meet­ing of PhD stu­dents in evol­u­tion­ary bio­logy, by sup­port­ing lab vis­its and field trips, and by award­ing the John Maynard Smith Prize to out­stand­ing young evol­u­tion­ary bio­lo­gists. It also sup­ports out­reach ini­ti­at­ives aim­ing at pop­ular­iz­ing evol­u­tion­ary bio­logy to gen­er­al pub­lic and coun­ter­ing cre­ation­ism, espe­cially in non-Eng­lish-speak­ing coun­tries. Moreover, ESEB offers Equal Oppor­tun­it­ies Ini­ti­at­ive funds aim­ing to improve equal oppor­tun­it­ies in evol­u­tion­ary bio­logy and awards to high­light the achieve­ments of under-rep­res­en­ted early-career research­ers.

By join­ing the soci­ety, you can sup­port all of these initiatives!

Membership Types & Dues

ESEB Mem­ber­ship sub­scrip­tions run from Janu­ary to Decem­ber each year. Pay­ment is due Janu­ary 1. The mem­ber­ship lapses if the pay­ment is not received with­in 30 days of dis­patch of the remind­er let­ter, sent in Janu­ary. Mem­ber­ship fees are not refund­able. Ter­min­a­tion of mem­ber­ship has to be giv­en one month before the end of the year by email to the ESEB Office at

Details of the terms of use con­cern­ing the ESEB mem­ber­ship are out­lined in the ESEB Con­sti­tu­tion and the ESEB Bylaws.

Membership Fees 2022

Reg­u­lar Membership€30
Stu­dent Membership*€15
Life­time Mem­ber­ship**
cor­res­pond­ing to 20 years of reg­u­lar membership

* For stu­dent mem­bers, a let­ter from the super­visor or depart­ment head con­firm­ing the stu­dent status or anoth­er proof of stu­dent status must be uploaded dur­ing the regis­tra­tion pro­cess. Stu­dent mem­ber­ship is lim­ited to a max­im­um of four years.

** Life­time mem­ber­ship includes per­son­al online access to the Journ­al of Evol­u­tion­ary Bio­logy. ESEB mem­bers who have sub­scribed for ten years pri­or to pur­chas­ing a life­time mem­ber­ship are eli­gible for a 30% dis­count on the full price of the life­time mem­ber­ship option. Please con­tact Ute Friedrich at before you sign up or renew your membership.

IMPORTANT: Please state the name of the per­son who paid if it dif­fers from your own name in the com­ment field of the registration!

Join ESEB for the first time, when chan­ging your mem­ber­ship type, or when your mem­ber­ship lapsed.

Login to your mem­ber­ship account to check and update your details or to renew your sub­scrip­tion. Login code = mem­ber­ship number.

Discounted Memberships

Res­id­ents of low and lower-middle eco­nomy coun­tries (as lis­ted at the World Bank web­site are eli­gible for a 100% dis­count on the reg­u­lar and stu­dent mem­ber­ship fees.

Res­id­ents of upper-middle eco­nomy coun­tries (as lis­ted at the World Bank web­site are eli­gible for a 50% dis­count on the reg­u­lar and stu­dent mem­ber­ship fees.

Dis­counts are lim­ited to a max­im­um of two years.

If you are eli­gible for a dis­coun­ted mem­ber­ship, please con­tact Ute Friedrich at and provide your full name, address, email address, and coun­try of res­id­ence. We will set-up your disocun­ted mem­ber­ship with­in few work­ing days. 

We are cur­rently migrat­ing to a new mem­ber­ship sub­scrip­tion sys­tem. There might be some theeth­ing troubles, thus if you have any issues, ques­tions, or sug­ges­tions, please con­tact us.

Ute Friedrich | Email: | Phone: +49 160 5243050