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How to join
◆ Membership Categories
The Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ) has three categories of membership: 1) regular member (personal), 2) student member (personal), and 3) sustaining associate member (group/personal).
You can select any of the membership categories to join ESJ. Details of each membership can be found in the "Membership Fee" section.
In addition, periodical ESJ journal subscriptions are available for those who do not wish to join ESJ. We have different online application systems for regular/student members and sustaining associate members/journal subscribers.
- Opening the Online Application System (https://iap-jp.org/esj/admission_en/member/) and Sending the Application Form
1) Fill out the application form
2) Confirm the application form is completed correctly
3) Select annual membership fee payment method
4) Send the application form
A credit card or postal transfer can be used to pay the annual membership fee.
If you select postal transfer, please transfer money to the Japan Post Bank account described in the email that is automatically sent after application form receipt.
ESJ Member Service Desk
358-5, Yamabuki-cho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0801, Japan
TEL +81-3-5937-2721 FAX +81-3-3368-2822
Hours of Operation: 9:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00 (Japan time, excluding weekends and public holidays in Japan)
- Receive Membership Application confirmation and ID/Password for the "My Page" online membership system
Immediately after receiving your application form, an automatic email entitled "Notification of Acceptance of ESJ Membership Application" is sent to the email address provided in the application.
If you do not receive this email, the contents of the application form may be incorrect. If this occurs, please notify the ESJ Member Service Desk.
After receiving the annual membership fee, we will send an additional postal mail containing your ID and password for the online membership system, My Page.
The ID/password is also required to register online for the ESJ Annual Meeting.
Note: If you apply to join ESJ in the current year, you will have access to My Page starting in January of the next year.
[Sustaining Associate Member/Journal Subscriber]
The application procedure is similar to the process described above for regular/student members. Please complete and send the online application form.
Notes: Sustaining associate members/journal subscribers cannot present their study at the Annual Meeting of ESJ, and thus cannot use the online registration system for the meeting.
How to withdraw
[IMPORTANT] Withdrawing from ESJ:
ESJ will accept membership withdrawal applications at any time; however, membership fees will not be returned. Therefore, it is recommended that membership withdrawal occur at the end of the current membership year, before a new membership fee is charged.
Online Application through My Page
- After logging into your My Page account, click the "Next page" button next to the line that says "Withdraw from ESJ”, select the reason and year for withdrawal from the drop-down menu, and press send.
- You will receive an email to confirm your withdrawal from ESJ. If there are unpaid fees, please pay them according to the procedures described in the email.
If you cannot use My Page, a Fax or letter describing the reason and year for withdrawal from ESJ are also acceptable. If there are unpaid fees, we will inform you of the payments through email.
[Reminder of unpaid fees]
Any reminder to pay fees is conducted through email once a withdrawal request is received. Even when the request is received by Fax or letter, the email address registered to the user on My Page is used for further communication. If the member cannot be contacted through the given email, we will attempt contact through postal mail.
Items not able to be changed on My Page
ESJ members can use the online membership system, My Page, but cannot change the following items:
- Membership category
- Regional Branch
- Order of printed journal products
- Automatic bank withdrawal
If you wish to change the above items, please send an email or inquiry form to the ESJ Member Service Desk.
Please contact the ESJ Member Service Desk with address changes for all Regional Branches.
Notes for changing the order of printed journal products:
The order of printed journal products for delivery is closely connected to the annual membership fee; therefore, we cannot change it immediately after your application. To change the order of printed journal products, please apply by the end of October the year before you wish to make a change.
ESJ has a special discount of the membership fee for low-income regular members. Applicants need to download an application form from the ESJ homepage, fill it out, and send it to the ESJ Member Service Desk.
This membership is not automatically renewed. Therefore, if we do not receive a new application form before the due date, a regular membership fee will be charged
Member name and Regional Branch changes
You cannot change your name or Regional Branch. Please contact the ESJ Member Service Desk to change these items.
ESJ publishes three journals:
Ecological Research (ER): six issues per year (in English)
Japanese Journal of Ecology (JJE): three issues per year (in Japanese)
Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology (JJCE): two issues per year (in Japanese)
Regular and student members may present their studies at the Annual ESJ Meeting and may vote.
Basic Membership Fees
| Regular Member
Membership Fee + Booklet Delivery Fee (if you order printed products)
Regional Branch Membership
Applicants living in Japan must pay an additional Regional Branch membership fee.
||Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima
||Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa and Yamanashi
||400 Yen (currently 0 Yen)
||Nagano, Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui, Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi and Mie
|| 0 Yen
||Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara and Wakayama
|Chugoku and Shikoku Branch
||Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime and Kochi
||Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima and Okinawa
|| 0 Yen
Booklet Delivery Fee
Applicants who order printed journal products (booklets) must pay an additional booklet delivery fee.
|ER (including publishing costs: from 2018)
||900 Yen (-2017)
8000 Yen (2018-)
|JJCE (including publishing costs)
*JJCE is available online (free) two years after being published. To read the journal immediately after it is published, please order a printed copy.
• An example of annual membership fee:
Regular member from the Tohoku Branch orders JJE and JJCE booklets for delivery
⇒ 9500 Yen + 600 Yen + 600 Yen (JJE) + 2000 Yen (JJCE) = 12700 Yen
[Sustaining Associate Member]
Sustaining associate members cannot present at the annual meeting and may not vote.
|Booklet Delivery for the Japanese Journal of Conservation Ecology
|No (ER and JJE)
|Yes (ER, JJE and JJCE)
Periodical subscriptions to JJE and/or JJCE can be ordered without obtaining ESJ membership. To read ER, you must apply for membership, as described above.
||Annual Price (including delivery fee)
|JJE and JJCE
If you wish to order a specific issue of a journal, please contact the ESJ Office.