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 nearly 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 Microbe 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. 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 Microbe magazine in print. Additionally, print journals must be purchased.

Global Outreach Postdoctoral member – Any qualified individual holding a doctoral degree 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 Microbe magazine in print. Additionally, print journals must be purchased.

Global outreach members may join online by creating an account at https://myasm.asm.org/eweb/

  1. Click on the JOIN button from the My Full Profile page and select the appropriate Global Outreach membership type.
  2. Click “Add to Cart” and “Save” the 0.00 membership order.   
  3. To complete the process, you must “Check-Out” with a zero dollar membership order.

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

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

Although ASM membership and subscriptions are provided at no cost, they must be renewed annually.  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  

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