Who can join ISAZ?

ISAZ offers several membership categories to ensure that anyone with an interest in the field of Anthrozoology - the study of human-animal interactions - can enjoy access to the most up-to-date information and scholarship from the field:

  • Scholars studying human-animal interactions can join as Individual Members;
  • Society Affiliate* status is open to anyone with an interest in the field;
  • Full-time s tudents can join as Student Affiliates*; and
  • Corporate membership is open to any charities, organizations, or companies that have an interest in the aims of the Society.

*Student and Society Affiliates do not have voting rights within the Society, but otherwise enjoy the same benefits as Individual Members.

Please note that submitting an application to ISAZ does not guarantee acceptance. New applicants are considered by the Membership Subcommittee throughout the year, and are notified of its decision shortly thereafter. Applications are reviewed by the Membership Subcommittee as time permits.

Benefits of joining ISAZ:

To learn more, please continue to explore the site or click here to download an informational brochure.

Fees

All ISAZ subscriptions run from January-December of the year in which an individual joins or renews. This reduces confusion about which issues of Anthrozoös a member is entitled to receive, as all members are entitled to the complete volume of Anthrozoös scheduled for publication during the year in which they joined or renewed.

Please be aware that even if you join as late as September, you will still need to renew and pay dues again in January. If you are submitting an application after September in any given year, your application will be held until December for processing for the following year.

The current 2012annual dues for ISAZ members and affiliates are:

 
£   
$   
Individual Membership
80.00
133.00
Society Affiliates
80.00
133.00
Student Affiliates
40.00
66.00
Corporate Membership
240.00
398.00
Life Membership
1,600.00
2,656.00

Membership Applicants: Please DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY until you are notified of the status of your application.

Applying for Membership or Affiliate Status

Individual Membership

Click here to download an application for Individual Membership.

Individual Membership is open to researchers currently or previously involved in conducting scholarly research within the broad field of human-animal interactions. To qualify for Individual Membership, evidence of scholarly research in the field must be provided with your application (e.g., a CV demonstrating authorship of articles that have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals), or you must be nominated by two existing Individual Members of the Society (Student and Society Affiliates cannot be listed as nominating members on applications for Individual Membership).

Becoming a Society Affiliate

Click here to download an application to become a Society Affiliate.

Affiliate status is open to individuals who have an interest in the field of human-animal interactions, but who have not conducted scholarly research in the field. Affiliates receive all of the benefits of ISAZ membership, but do not have voting rights within the Society.

Becoming a Student Affiliate

Click here to download an application to become a Student Affiliate.

Student Affiliate status is open to full-time students who have an interest in the field of human-animal interactions, but who may, or may not, have conducted scholarly research in the field. According to the rules of ISAZ, Student Affiliate applicants must provide proof of full-time student status with their application, and must substantiate continued student status each year at renewal time.

Students receive access to the online version of the journal only. If they wish to receive a hard copy, then can elect to become an Affiliate member instead and pay the full membership fee of £80 UK ($133 US).

Student Affiliate status is limited to three years.

Acceptable means of substantiating student status include submitting one of the following:

  • Copy of current student ID card with effective dates; or
  • Copy of current semester's course roster; or
  • Letter from dean, department head, or mentor written on university letterhead

Student Affiliates receive all of the benefits of ISAZ membership, but do not have voting rights within the Society.

Graduating students are encouraged to apply for Individual Membership or to become a Society Affiliate, as appropriate.

Corporate Membership

Click here to download an application for Corporate Membership.

Corporate membership is open to charities, organizations, or companies that have an interest in the aims of the Society. When submitting an application for Corporate Membership, please include information that demonstrates how your organization relates to the field of human-animal interactions or to the mission of the International Society for Anthrozoology.

If your application is accepted, up to three members of the corporation may receive the benefits of ISAZ membership, but only one member may vote at any General Meeting attended. Corporate members cannot be elected to the Board of Directors, except in an ex-officio capacity.

Submitting Applications

Applications and any required attachments can be sent via e-mail, fax, or regular mail to:

Ms. Marty Bryant
ISAZ Administrative Manager
1032 VM3B
1089 Veterinary Medicine Drive
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
USA

Fax: 530-752-7181
E-mail: membership@isaz.net

All ISAZ memberships run from January-December, so please be aware that even if you join as late as September, you will still need to renew and pay dues again in January. If you are submitting an application after September in any given year, your application will be held until December for processing for the following year.

Changes to Contact Information

Changes of address and other changes in contact information are handled by the ISAZ Administrative Manager.

Click here to download the Contact Information Change form.

Completed forms should be sent to:

Ms. Marty Bryant
ISAZ Administrative Manager
1032 VM3B
1089 Veterinary Medicine Drive
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
USA

Fax: 530-752-7181
E-mail: membership@isaz.net

Membership Renewals and Payments

Bloomsbury Publishing process membership and renewal payments for the Society. Renewal letters and invoices are sent directly from Bloomsbury Publishing to all current ISAZ members. Once this renewal information has been received, members may remit payment by either method described below.

Renewal Payment Information

There are two options for remitting your renewal payments:

1.) Use the payment slip on the right hand side of the renewal invoice sent together with your renewal letter from Bloomsbury Publishing, then select one of the 3 payment options listed on the invoice and return it to:

Customer Services
Turpin Distribution
Pegasus Drive
Stratton Business Park
Biggleswade, SG18 8TQ
UK

2.) Make your payment on Bloomsbury's website by providing your credit card details:

Click here to pay online with a credit card.

Once you have clicked on the link above, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the price that corresponds to your membership category. Please note that you may need to provide your membership number in order to make the payment. Your membership number can be found on the renewal invoice sent with your renewal letter from Bloomsbury. It will be placed above your name in the dispatch address field. Should you misplace your membership number, please click here to contact Ellie Graves at Bloomsbury Publishing.

To prevent delays, paying online with a credit card is recommended.