About Membership

Join the Society

The Society of Biological Psychiatry invites you to join an elite group of psychiatrists who are engaged in basic, translational, and clinical science to serve people with mental illness.

The Society is a vital and dynamic organization. Founded over 65 years ago, SOBP has undergone a dramatic scientific renaissance over the past decade. It is a unique Society, where both senior and junior scientists contribute to a stimulating and extremely well-attended meeting.

Our journal, Biological Psychiatry, is one of the most selective and highly cited journals in the field of psychiatric neuroscience. It is ranked 5th out of 140 Psychiatry titles and 11th out of 256 Neuroscience categories and has an Impact Factor of 11.412.

When you become a member of this intimate Society, you will have the opportunity to interact with thought leaders who are fueling innovation, access, and development in the field of psychiatric neuroscience including major advances in genetics and therapeutics. Your membership in the Society of Biological Psychiatry will put you in touch with the professionals who have shaped the field as it currently exists — and will enable you to be one of those who shape biological psychiatry as it will be known!

The Society has several membership categories:

Regular Membership

Because the SOBP has as a major goal the development of young scientists, you can apply for Regular Member with 5 peer-reviewed publications.

  • $195 Membership Dues Annually
  • $495 Registration Fee to Annual Meeting

Benefits of Regular Membership

  • Scientist who has published 5 of more manuscripts
  • Eligible to vote and hold office in the Society
  • Eligible to site on committees, sponsor member applications and sponsor meeting abstracts
  • Receive print and on-line subscription to Biological Psychiatry
  • Receive discounts for annual meeting registration and abstract submission fees

Associate Membership

If you have fewer than 5 peer-reviewed publications, you may apply for Associate Membership. Associate Members are not eligible to vote or hold office in the Society.

  • $195 Membership Dues Annually
  • $495 Registration Fee to Annual Meeting

Benefits of Associate Membership:

  • Eligible to sit on committees, sponsor member applications and sponsor meeting abstracts
  • Receive print and on-line subscription to Biological Psychiatry
  • Receive discounts for annual meeting registration and abstract submission fees

Student Membership

For those currently enrolled in any authorized educational program, full-time training, at degree-granting institution (undergraduate, graduate, medical student, resident, fellow). Student Membership terminates after 10-years post terminal degree. Student Members are not eligible to vote, hold office,  sponsor member applications, or sponsor meeting abstracts.

  • $95 Membership Dues Annually
  • $250 Registration Fee to Annual Meeting

Benefits of Student Membership:

  • Eligible to sit on committees
  • Not eligible to sponsor member applications or meeting abstracts
  • Receive print and on-line subscription to Biological Psychiatry
  • Receive discounts for annual meeting registration and abstract submission fees

Membership Benefits

The Society of Biological Psychiatry has made it economical and easy to become a member. Whether you apply for Regular, Associate or Student Member, you will receive the following benefits:

  • All members can register for the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s Annual Meeting at the reduced registration fee. This represents a significant savings from the full-cost, non-member registration fee of $745.
  • Reduced abstract submission fee of $0 vs $40 for non-members.
  • All members will receive a subscription, both print and online, to Biological Psychiatry, the official publication of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. This is a $798 value!
  • Leadership opportunities on committees.
  • Sponsorship of abstracts or member applications.
  • Access to members-only on-line tools.
  • Recognition and affiliation with a premier organization.
  • Networking and professional development.

Apply now and make a commitment to your field and your profession.

To submit an application for membership, click here to complete the on-line membership application. Applications will be reviewed by the Society and notification of acceptance will be sent directly to the address listed in your application.