About SSE Membership

The SSE is a professional society for scientists and scholars, but is also open to the public. Different membership types are available. All paid memberships unlock a vast archive of exclusive research content, and enable a range of professional networking features and conference discounts.

Paid memberships renew automatically, one year from the purchase date. You'll be notified by email one week prior to your automatic renewal, and you can cancel at any time.

Online Vs. Print Journal

All paid memberships enable access to the online Journal of Scientific Exploration. The option to receive an additional print copy of the Journal, mailed quarterly, is available for an additional $60.

Memberships Requiring Approval

Some membership types require approval by the SSE. Student, Full, and Emeritus members will be asked to provide appropriate credentials before approval. These are detailed below. Free accounts, and Associate and Library memberships, require no approval.

  • Free Account
  • Explorer Newsletter
  • EdgeScience Magazine
  • Journal Access
  • Video Archives
  • Conference Discount
  • Subject to Approval
  • Voting Rights
  • Create Account
  • Student Member
  • Explorer Newsletter
  • EdgeScience Magazine
  • Journal Access
  • Video Archives
  • Conference Discount
  • Subject to Approval
  • Voting Rights
  • $40/year

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  • $100/year (with print journal)

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  • Associate Member
  • Explorer Newsletter
  • EdgeScience Magazine
  • Journal Access
  • Video Archives
  • Conference Discount
  • Subject to Approval
  • Voting Rights
  • $85/year

    Add To Cart
  • $145/year (with print journal)

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  • Full Member
  • Explorer Newsletter
  • EdgeScience Magazine
  • Journal Access
  • Video Archives
  • Conference Discount
  • Subject to Approval
  • Voting Rights
  • $125/year

    Add To Cart
  • $185/year (with print journal)

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  • Emeritus Member
  • Explorer Newsletter
  • EdgeScience Magazine
  • Journal Access
  • Video Archives
  • Conference Discount
  • Subject to Approval
  • Voting Rights
  • $85/year

    Add To Cart
  • $145/year (with print journal)

    Add To Cart
  • Library Access
  • Explorer Newsletter
  • EdgeScience Magazine
  • Journal Access
  • Video Archives
  • Conference Discount
  • Subject to Approval
  • Voting Rights
  • $165/year

    Add To Cart
  • $225/year (with print journal)

    Add To Cart

Free Account

Register for an account to download EdgeScience Magazine and the Explorer Newsletter. Not an SSE membership.

Student Membership | requires approval

To qualify for student rates, you must be currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution. Please email a copy of your most recent school transcript to the SSE Secretary for approval before you purchase your membership.

Associate Membership | most popular

No approval necessary. Anyone who supports the aims of the society can become an Associate member.

Full Membership | requires approval

Full Members are scientists or other scholars who have an established reputation in their field of study. Most Full Members have the following qualifications: (a) a doctoral degree or the equivalent; (b) an appointment at a university, college, or other research institution; and (c) a record of publication in the traditional scholarly literature. Full members may hold office in the SSE and vote in elections. Please email the following items to the SSE Secretary for approval before you purchase your membership: 1) the name of a Full SSE Member willing to sponsor your application; 2) bibliography of your publications; 3) curriculum vitae.

Emeritus Membership | requires approval

Retired Full Members are eligible for Emeritus membership.

Library Subscriber

Universities libraries, companies, and other institutions can subscribe to the Journal without becoming an SSE member.