ISN is the only international society with neurochemistry as main focus and is striving to promote all relevant aspects of molecular and cellular neuroscience.

Join ISN now to become part of the ISN community, connecting people around the globe and across neurochemical specialties.


  • Receive regular updates from ISN (Society e-newsletter & email announcements)
  • Reduced ISN congress/meeting registration fees
  • Opportunity to apply for ISN Grants & Awards
  • Free online access to the Journal of Neurochemistry (JNC) - Impact factor 4.083
  • Reduced open access publication fee of 1000 USD in the JNC
  • Listing/access to member directory (Search for members including by key words)
  • Propose symposia, workshops and satellites for ISN meetings
  • Right to vote in ISN elections, ISN annual business meetings and by email ballot
  • Be nominated, right to nominate candidates for ISN Council and to serve in ISN Committees
  • Nominate a candidate for Young Scientist Lectureship Award


Applications for ISN membership are considered by the ISN Secretary from persons from any part of the world, who:

  • have a doctoral degree or are in the process of obtaining such a degree, and/or
  • have contributed notably to the advancement of neurochemistry and related neuroscience disciplines, and/or
  • have amassed a past or present record of neurochemical research through publications in refereed journals, and/or
  • have a reasonable prospect of continued neurochemically-oriented activities.


Membership is valid for the calendar year (Jan 1st - Dec 31st)

ISN Full members Membership fees
One year membership 60
Two year membership 100 (save $20)
Three year membership 150 (save $30
Four year membership 200 (save $40)
Five year membership 240 (save $60)
Lifetime membership 600
ISN Student members Membership fees
Available when you are a student and/or will finish your doctoral degree in the respective year. We require annual verification of your student status*. For new Student members, membership is complimentary for the year of joining ISN.
Year of joining ISN 0
One year membership 15
ISN Postdoc members Membership fees
Available for up to five years after the year your first doctoral degree was awarded. We require a copy of your doctoral certificate for your first renewal as a Postdoc member. For new Postdoc members, membership is complimentary for the year of joining ISN.
Year of joining ISN 0
One year membership 30
ISN Emeritus Members Membership fees
Emeritus is available for ISN members who have been Full ISN Members for at least 10 years and have retired from active duties. If you wish to apply for this category, please contact the ISN membership.
One year membership 0
*Student status confirmation:
As proof of your current student status, we require a letter from the administration of your University/Institution or PhD supervisor stating you are a current student.  Please ensure your letter is:
• Provided in English
• Written on official letterhead
• Signed and stamped with the current date
• PDF format only (maximum size 10 megabytes)
Please note that a copy of your ID card will not be accepted.
If you are a loyal member of one of the ISN Sister Societies, APSN, ASN, or ESN in 2018, ISN will waive your 2018 ISN membership fee. If you are not yet a member of one of our Sister Societies, you only have to join a Sister Society to become a member of ISN and to benefit from free ISN membership. ISN will waive the annual ISN membership fee for a given year for all active members of the ISN Sister Societies.

ISN will waive ISN membership dues on the basis of an annual request and approval, if the economic condition of a member and/or currency regulations make membership payment a serious hardship. Please submit your request directly online using the waiver form available in your My ISN Account.

Applications for ISN membership fee waivers due to economical reasons will not be granted for previous years.
If you have not paid your membership fees in the immediate preceding year, you will be asked to pay fees for all immediately preceding unpaid years including 2018 membership fee.

Members who have paid ISN membership fee continuously to ISN over the last 5 years (between 2013-2017) and have not received a membership waiver before will benefit from a free ISN Loyal Member waiver in 2018.

Benefits for continuous ISN membership:
A continuous commitment to ISN will generate additional benefits. Current benefits for continuous ISN membership are:
  • Continuous ISN membership and the personal ISN membership history will be considered for all types of ISN support (travel grants, CC, CAEN, Schools, ...).
  • Members who will have paid ISN membership fee  for a continuous period of 5 years (and did not qualify for the 2017 ISN 50th Anniversary Membership Fee Waiver) will receive an ISN membership fee waiver for the following 6th year of ISN membership.