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“Scientists Describe Their Experiences as Members of the Acoustical Society of America.”

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JASA Online – Vol. 1 (1929) to present 
Access to the world’s leading source of theoretical and experimental research results in the broad interdisciplinary subject of sound
JASA Express Letters – online
ASA’s open access journal devoted to providing rapid and open dissemination of important new research results
JASA Express Letters – Discounted Article Processing Fees

Member discount is based on the membership of the corresponding author of the manuscript.

Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (POMA) – online
Editor-reviewed, open-access, online journal. Articles originate as papers presented at ASA or ASA cosponsored meetings
Acoustics Today–the quarterly magazine – online and print
ASA ‘s quarterly magazine containing feature articles on topics in acoustics, ASA news, and other features. (To receive the online edition only, send a message to
JASA Table of Contents E-mail alerts
Receive alerts in your email box when an issue of JASA is published.
Archival Publications
Acoustics Research Letters Online (ARLO)
Noise Control and Sound: Its Uses and Control
Meetings Benefits
Discounted registration fees
Email Notices about ASA meetings
Meeting Programs
Funding Opportunities
Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants
Awards and Prizes
Recognition for achievement in the field of acoustics
Membership Directory Online
Keep in touch with your colleagues in the Society.
Electronic Announcements
ASA news, events, funding opportunities, cosponsored meetings, student activities, meetings, featured journal articles
Eligible for appointment to and participation in committees to become involved in the operations of a scientific society
See the list on the left side of this page
Fellows and full Members are eligible to vote and be a candidate for ASA elected offices      
Physics Today magazine
(To receive the online edition only, send a message to
Eligible for Term Life, Disability, and other Insurance


General Information about applying for membership

Applicants who apply online for membership in the Acoustical Society of America will obtain same-day access to the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) Online. Applicants who wish to apply using a printed application will receive access to JASA within three weeks.

Qualifications for each grade of membership and annual dues

New members can apply for all grades of membership online.     If you do not wish to join online download the print application form.

Current Associate or Student members who wish to apply for full Membership may download the fillable pdf application form here. Upon completion email it to

Note: Dues payment includes a non-deductible allocation of $5.00 for Acoustics Today.

Student: Any student interested in acoustics who is enrolled in an accredited college or university for half time or more (at least eight semester hours). Dues: $50 per year.

Associate: Any individual interested in acoustics. Dues: $150 per year. After five years, the dues of an Associate increase to that of a full Member ($200).

Corresponding Electronic Associate: Any individual residing in a developing country, who wishes to have access to ASA's online publications only, including the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustics Today magazine, Noise Control and Sound archival magazines, and meeting programs. Dues: $50 per year.

Member:  Any person active in acoustics, who has an academic degree in acoustics or in a closely related field or who has had the equivalent of an academic degree in scientific or professional experience in acoustics, shall be eligible for election to Membership in the Society.  Election to Membership may require six months or more for processing; dues as a full Member ($200) will be billed for subsequent years.

Transfer to Emeritus Status

Emeritus status is available to Fellows, full Members, and Associate Members if they meet the following eligibility requirements:
–Member of the ASA for 20 years or more
–Age 65 or over
–Employed no more than 20 hours a week

Emeritus members are not required to pay dues and continue to receive Acoustics Today free of charge.  Emeritus members are also entitled to reduced meeting registration fees.  A subscription fee is charged for emeritus members who wish to continue to receive the Journal.

Please contact if you are interested in transferring to emeritus status and meet the above eligibility requirement.


Journal options and costs

All members automatically receive the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America online which is included with membership. ( Emeritus members must pay a fee for online access)

Student members are not eligible to receive the printed edition of the Journal.

Corresponding Electronic Associates receive access to the Journal online only. Members in this category are not eligible to receive the print edition of the Journal

Associate members may add the Journal in print for an additional charge of $35.

Note: Applicants from outside North, South and Central America who choose to receive the print journal may choose air freight delivery of print journals for an additional charge of $216.00.

Effective date of membership

If your application for membership and dues payment are received by 15 September, your membership and Journal subscription will be made retroactive to 1 January of the current year and you will receive immediate online access to the Journal and, if you chose the print edition of the journal all back issues of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America for the current year. If your application is received after 15 September, your dues payment will be applied to the following year and your Journal subscription will begin on 1 January of the following year. New members who join after 15 September may opt to pay a fee for online access to the Journal for the remainder of the current year.

Online access

The online version of JASA includes articles, letters to the editor, and technical notes and research briefs from for the period October 1929 (Vol 1, No 1) to December 1996. From January 1997 to the present additional items are included such as news sections and patent reviews.

Upon completion and submission of the application, you will receive e-mail messages from AIP Publishing containing your ASA member number, account number, information and instructions on how to set-up your access to JASA online. These messages will be sent to you by AIP Publishing.

Alternatively you may complete and return a User Agreement which can be downloaded here as a 30 kb PDF document.

Download, complete, and return the user agreement as indicated. Please remember that without a clearly written e-mail address, we will be unable to notify you that your online account set-up has been completed.

Generally, within 2 weeks after we have received your user agreement you will receive an e-mail message indicating that your account set-up has been completed. This message will also include instructions for you to go to the online registration site, where you must select a username and password for you to use to access The Journal of the Acoustical Society online.

You must have your membership number available when you choose your username and password. ASA member account numbers can be retrieved by using the “Retrieve your account number” link at the ASA membership management site.

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