Become a Member

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a scientific society that supports scientific inquiry in the field of chemistry. The ACS currently has more than 155,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. It is one of the world’s largest scientific societies by membership.

The ACS is a leading source of scientific information through its peer-reviewed scientific journals, national conferences, and the Chemical Abstracts Service. Its publications division produces over 60 scholarly journals including the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society, as well as the weekly trade magazine Chemical & Engineering News. The ACS holds national meetings twice a year covering the complete field of chemistry and also holds smaller conferences concentrating on specific chemical fields or geographic regions. The ACS has student chapters in colleges and universities across the United States and outside. The organization also publishes textbooks, administers several national chemistry awards and the National Chemistry Olympiad, provides grants for scientific research, and supports various educational and outreach activities.

If you are interested in becoming a Member of the American Chemical Society, please visit the ACS Membership page to explore all available options. ACS Members have access to a large knowledge base, extensive network of chemistry professionals, leading professional publications, as well as enjoy a wide variety of benefits and services. If you know someone who could be interested in becoming an ACS Member, you can refer them through our Member-Get-A-Member program (and receive a nice gift!). You can also give a gift of membership to someone – a colleague, a student, or a relative.