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IMS Individual Membership

The IMS is an international professional and scholarly society devoted to the development, dissemination, and application of statistics and probability. The Institute currently has about 4,000 members in all parts of the world.

Membership benefits include:

  • free electronic access to past issues of all our journals.
  • discounts at our sponsored meetings.  The IMS sponsors a series of meetings: an Annual Meeting (usually held during the summer), regional meetings, and special topics meetings.  Many of these are joint meetings with other societies.
  • reduced membership rates for the Bernoulli Society and International Statistical Institute. For more information see IMS/BS and ISI/BS/IMS joint memberships.
  • reduced subscription rates to our journals and cosponsored journals.  Our journals are world leaders in their fields for research and review articles.
  • reduced rates on other publications and journals.
  • reduced rates for designated countries.

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Types of Membership

Most IMS members are Regular members. If you do not fit in one of the categories below, you are a Regular member.

Life Memberships are available to any IMS member at the rates indicated. Life membership rates: For members age 50 or older the dues rate is fifteen times the annual regular membership dues. For members younger than 50, the dues rate is fifteen times the annual regular membership dues plus an amount equal to the annual regular membership dues for each year below age 50

Retired Life members must be 65 year of age or older.

New Graduates are those who have graduated (any level, undergraduate through doctorate) in the last 2 years. The first year out of school new graduate dues will be one-third of the regular dues rate, the second year out will be two-thirds. The third year, the new graduate will become a regular individual member.

Reduced Country Membership dues are available to permanent residents of countries designated by the IMS Council. An updated list of countries in which reduced IMS individual membership dues may be paid can be found at

Retired Membership dues are available to individuals who have been IMS members for the preceding ten years and are retired from gainful employment.

Student Membership is available to full-time students. Additional journal subscriptions may be purchased at the student subscription price. Evidence of full-time student status must be provided each year. Student memberships are ordinarily available for a maximum of four years.

How to Become an Individual Member

It takes only a few minutes to join the IMS. Use our online form here:

Membership rates can be seen here:

How to Order IMS Publications

Order all items in the prepaid from the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Dues and Subscriptions Office.

The Institute accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card payments for subscriptions to its journals and purchases of its other publications. Provide the following information to use your VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card to purchase IMS publications: complete account number, expiration date, name on card, telephone/fax/email, and authorized signature.

VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover information or a U.S. dollar check or draft payable through a U.S. bank in U.S. Funds must accompany your order. Do not send cash, purchase orders or postal coupons. Prices include surface mail postage. Airmail postage is available at customer's expense.