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.

Membership fees of ESEB are managed through Wiley-Blackwell, the publisher of the Society’s Journal of Evolutionary Biology (JEB). ESEB membership dues are paid for two calendar years and automatically include personal online access to the Society’s journal JEB. Therefore, VAT is added to the membership fee based on the country of residence of the member.

ESEB membership fees in 2021 (region = Europe; excluding VAT):

Member, 2-year, JEB online access: 54€
PhD Student Member *, 2-year, JEB online access: 36€
Lifetime Member **, JEB online access: 540€ (corresponding to 20 years of regular membership)

* For student members, a letter from the supervisor or department head confirming the student status should be sent to the ESEB office at 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 Moniatte at before you sign up or renew your membership.