Biophysical Society members receive many intangible benefits, including representation through committee outreach and advocacy efforts for the field of biophysics and for its funding at the NIH, NSF, DOE, and other agencies. The tangible benefits are many and in multiple areas, including publications, meetings, career development, and funding opportunities.

Biophysical Journal

(the #1 peer-reviewed journal in biophysics)

  • All members receive FREE access to BJ Online.
  • Members who publish in BJ pay $30 less PER PAGE than do non-members.
  • Members who publish in BJ receive free online color.
  • Members receive reduced rates for print color.
  • Members may subscribe to the print BJ for a substantially reduced rate.

Other Publications

  • Members receive the monthly Biophysical Society Newsletter.
  • Members pay reduced rates for the Annual Reviews of Biophysics.
  • Members have access to all contact information for other Society members through the online Membership Directory and may search for members by areas of research, geographic location, and subgroup membership.
  • Members may subscribe to Cell Press journals at a reduced rate. To view a complete listing of Cell Press journals and to submit your order, see the Cell Press Subscription Form.
  • Members may subscribe to AIP journals, like Physics Today ($59), at a reduced rate. In order to receive your discounted subscription, please call 1-800-344-6902, indicate that you are a member of an Affiliate Society (Biophysical Society) and supply them with your membership ID number. View complete listing of AIP Journals.


Members pay significantly reduced registration rates for all Biophysical Society meetings.
In 2015, these meetings will include: 
       -- 59th Annual Meeting
       -- New Biological Frontiers Illuminated by Molecular Sensors and Actuators
       -- Biophysics of Proteins and Surfaces: Assembly, Activation, Signaling
       -- Polymers and Self- Assembly: From Biology to Nanomaterials 
Biophysics in the Understanding, Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases
  • Only members may submit, sponsor, and present an abstract at the Annual Meeting.
  • Members are eligible to apply for Travel Awards
  • Members may submit proposals for Thematic Meetings 

Career Development

  • Society members may post their resumes free-of-charge on the BPS online job board.
  • Employers who are BPS members may post job openings on the Society's online job board for rates far lower than those paid by non-members.
  • Apply to be a a Congressional Fellow.

Network Through the M2M Feature of the BPS360 App

Society members, once you’ve logged in to the BPS360 App, select the M2M feature to:
  • Search the member database by last name, location, subgroup, area of research and techniques.
  • Send other members direct emails.
  • Schedule meetings with other members.

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Other Benefits