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GLOBAL OUTREACH Membership

The ASM Global Outreach Program seeks to engage scientists from resource-constrained countries by providing membership and full access to all online ASM journals at no cost.

An individual currently studying or working in the microbial sciences in a resource limited country, may apply for Global Outreach membership in ASM at no cost. Individuals must be a full time resident of a resource limited country, as classified by the World Bank, Human Development Index, and United Nations list of Least Developed Countries, or an isolated country*. Global Outreach members have all of the privileges of Full membership and are granted access to all ASM Journals at no cost.

*As part of the ASM mission to be a truly inclusive organization that advances the microbial sciences, ASM extends its Global Outreach membership to scientists in countries with significant political or security constraints which limit their ability to join through traditional mechanisms.

Global Outreach members are a critical component of ASM's global knowledge network of 50,000 members and enjoy full membership benefits.

There are currently three categories of Global Outreach Membership:

Global Outreach member – Any individual scientist who is qualified for ASM membership and resides within one of the listed countries may apply. Benefits include access to ASM Journals online and most benefits attributed to a contributing member, including access to listservs, cumitechs, discounted page charges for manuscripts and discounted registration rates for ASM meetings and conferences. Global outreach members do not receive Microcosm magazine in print. Additionally, print journals must be purchased.

Global Outreach Student member – Any fully matriculated student who is qualified for ASM membership and resides within one of the listed countries may apply. Membership period is up to 10 years total, after which the status must change to either Global Outreach Member or Global Outreach Postdoctoral Member, according to qualifications. The student must not hold a doctoral degree. Benefits include access to all ASM Journals online and most benefits attributed to a student member, except Microcosm magazine in print. Additionally, print journals must be purchased.

Global Outreach Postdoctoral member – Any qualified individual holding a doctoral degree in the microbial sciences that was received within the past 5 years. Membership period is up to 5 years total, after which the status will be changed to Global Outreach member. Benefits include access to all ASM Journals online and most benefits attributed to a postdoctoral member, except Microcosm magazine in print. Additionally, print journals must be purchased.

Global outreach members may join online. Click “ADD TO CART”. Select your country of residence and click “ADD TO CART” Click “VIEW CART” then “CHECKOUT” to complete the process. Please note that you must either create an account or login to your account to process your membership.

Global outreach student or postdoctoral members can join by sending a message with the subject line: Global outreach student or postdoctoral member to Service@asmusa.org
You message must include the following:

Complete Name
Postal Address
Institution (or University if a student)
Email address
Degree and year received
Gender

Individuals in the following countries qualify for the ASM Global Outreach Membership:

Afghanistan

Guinea-Bissau

Sao Tome Principe

Angola

Haiti

Senegal

Bangladesh

Iran

Sierra Leone

Benin

Iraq

Solomon Islands

Bhutan

Kenya

Somalia

Burkina Faso

Kiribati

South Sudan

Burundi

Kyrgyz Republic

Sudan

Cambodia

Lao PDR

Swaziland

Cameroon

Lesotho

Syria

Central African Republic

Liberia

Tajikistan

Chad

Libya

Tanzania

Comoros

Madagascar

Timor-Leste

Cote d’Ivoire

Malawi

Togo

Cuba

Mali

Tuvalu

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Mauritania

Uganda

Democratic Rep. of the Congo

Mozambique

Uzbekistan

Djibouti

Myanmar

Vanuatu

Equatorial Guinea

Nepal

Venezuela

Eritrea

Niger

Vietnam

Ethiopia

Nigeria

Yemen

Gambia

Pakistan

Zambia

Ghana

Papua New Guinea

Zimbabwe

Guinea

Rwanda

Although ASM membership and subscriptions are provided at no cost, they must be renewed annually. Print journals are not free. If they are requested, the member will be billed for them at the current member rate.

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