Prospective members who live in developing nations have the option to choose an electronic membership, or e-Membership, when they join IEEE.
IEEE e-Membership provides all of the existing IEEE Membership benefits but no paper delivery of publications and membership materials.
Best of all, e-Membership offers reduced base membership dues: just US$50* (or US$25 from 1 March to 15 August), compared to US$138* for traditional membership.
Half-year dues are in effect: New members joining between 1 March and 15 August are billed at half off the full-year membership dues, and they receive membership benefits through 31 December.
When you join IEEE, you'll receive an electronic PDF file that contains your membership card and membership materials. After you join, the publications that come with IEEE membership including IEEE Spectrum magazine, The Institute, and Potentials will be delivered to you digitally through IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online platform for content delivery.
* IEEE membership dues also carry a regional activities assessment based on your country and can be US$1, US$2.50, or US$6.50 additional depending on where you live. This assessment is the same whether you choose electronic or traditional membership. There is more about this in the Frequently Asked Questions.
New members create an IEEE Account upon joining. Your IEEE Account gives you access to all of the benefits and services of IEEE membership.
After entering your address profile, you will be presented with the option to choose e-Membership.
Be sure to select "IEEE Membership - Electronic." The default selection will be "IEEE Membership - Traditional." If you wish to receive paper materials with your membership, then you may keep this option.
If you have any questions about your IEEE Account or online application, the IEEE Contact Center can assist you.
Are you a student?
The e-Membership option is not available with Student membership. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in at least a 50% course load at an accredited university, IEEE has a special Student membership available to you.
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