The Cognitive Science Society, Inc. brings together researchers from many fields who hold a common goal: Understanding the nature of the human mind. The Society promotes scientific interchange among researchers in disciplines, comprising the field of Cognitive Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education.
The annual membership fee is for the current calendar year, January through December.
Renew membership / become a member
The Society is introducing a new online membership tool for the start of the 2019 membership cycle. Your current CSS login and password will no longer work. Instead, you will need to create a new user profile below. To use this new system, please select which of the following two scenarios applies to you:
Please note: access to the old system is available here until the end of the member year. After December 31, the journal access will only be available to active members through the new member tool.
1. You are signing up for, or renewing your CSS membership for 2019
If your 2018 membership has expired and you’re intending to sign up for or renew your CSS membership for 2019, you’ll be required to create an account on the new online system. Please follow the below steps to create an account and become an active CSS member:
- Click here to access the new membership tool
- Click on the ‘Make an Account’ button
- Fill in your basic contact and affiliation details
- Select a memorable password (please note: your username will automatically be set as the email you provide)
- Click ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of the form to set up your new account
- You will automatically be taken to the online membership form to complete and make your payment
2. You have an active CSS membership, which expires in 2019 or beyond
If you have already renewed your membership for 2019, or are continuing a membership cycle into the 2019 year and beyond, you will still be required to create a new account on the system.
As a fully paid up member, we have your details on record and will contact you directly via email with instructions and a ‘coupon code’ to enter to transfer your active membership onto the new system without charge. If you do not hear from us by mid-January, please contact us
If you have any questions or concerns, or you’re not sure which of the above applies to you, feel free to contact us directly.
Membership in the Society includes:
Web-based electronic access to Cognitive Science Journal and Topics in Cognitive Science (TopiCS)
Reduced registration fees at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Reduced subscription rates to the journals Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Trends in Neurosciences, and Connection Science
Reduced subscription rate to the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
Discounted book prices from select publishers
Online access to Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Different rates apply to individuals living in different zones. The residence zone should be your “current” address which will determine your membership zone and your conference fees. Conference rates are determined by your membership type, please make sure to select the correct option.
Zone A includes: US, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Western Europe [Western Europe is comprised of the 28 member states of the European Union as of 2016 (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom) together with Iceland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland.]
Zone B includes: all other countries not mentioned in Zone A, and rate applies to students and non-students
Retired Membership: Those who actively worked in the field of Cognitive Science but have now retired and who have reached retirement age (60 or older) may apply for retired member status.
Student Membership: Open to full-time students only (Proof of Student ID required)
Qualifications for Zone A Membership:
- Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., PhD)
- Published research in field of cognitive science
- Other professional activities related to field of cognitive science
ZONE A MEMBERSHIP: $75.00 USD
ZONE A 3-YEAR ZONE A MEMBERSHIP (save $15 USD): $210.00 USD
Zone A - Student
Proof of current enrollment required:
- Student card ID number
- Faculty Advisor
- Advisor’s email
ZONE A STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: $50.00 USD
Please note: The rate for Zone B applies to students and non-students
ZONE B MEMBERSHIP: $30.00 USD
Please note: Those who actively worked in the field of Cognitive Science but have now retired and who have reached retirement age (60 or older) may apply for retired member status
RETIREE MEMBERSHIP: $30.00 USD