Member Benefits

Join the BSA, the only botanical society turning up the volume on the botanical sciences and serving the diversity in our profession.

BSA Journal Benefits

BSA Publications

  • Obtain online access to the latest botanical research with complimentary subscriptions to the American Journal of Botany, Applications in Plant Sciences, and Plant Science Bulletin
  • Advance your career by publishing in your Society journals
    • Broad readership and diversity of plant science coverage, from molecular to ecosystem
    • No page charges for members to publish in AJB
    • Reduced Article Processing Charges (APCs) to publish Open Access
    • APPS (fully OA journal): $1478 for BSA members, $1970 for non-members
    • AJB (subscription journal with OA option): $1661 for members; $2215 for non-members
  • Contribute to the Plant Science Bulletin: a wide range of topics for and by the botanical community

Connect and Engage

Foster collaborations and chart your career path with botanists/plant scientists and educators around the world

  • Greatly reduced rates to Botany 2024 - Resilience in a Changing World, June 15-19, 2024, where you can present your work, meet and collaborate with over 1,300 plant scientists from over 45 countries and receive national & international recognition for your work
  • Professional development opportunities (serve on a committee, run for office, write and review manuscripts)
  • Enrich your life and the lives of students worldwide through online mentoring in our award-winning PlantingScience program
  • Enrich your network with new contacts and insights gained through our diverse membership and access to the Member Directory
  • Sectional affiliation in your specialty areas

Other Membership Benefits

  • Stay current with the monthly e-newsletter, Membership Matters, providing breaking news about trending topics, research, job openings and happenings in the field
  • Access to over $120,000 in Botanical Society of America awards and grants that support members at every stage of their career (student, early career, professional accomplishments)

    Updated 9-1-23

"As a botanist in a small university, BSA is the ONLY plant-related society that is broad enough for my teaching responsibilities. I appreciate the variety of research topics."

"I have the utmost admiration for what the BSA is trying to achieve. I cannot speak highly enough of its efforts in communication, providing inspiration to a wide range of people and interests in botany, including getting more school students interested in plants, and providing a FANTASTIC resource for professional botanists like me."

"I appreciate the eclectic coverage from cells to whole organisms to ecosystems."