The Society for Glycobiology is a scholarly society devoted to the pursuit of knowledge of glycan structures and functions, and to the sharing of that knowledge among scientists worldwide. Individuals with professional interests in glycobiology are enthusiastically invited to join the Society.



Benefits of Membership

  • As a FASEB member society, SFG members have access to numerous FASEB benefits, including exclusive discounts to the FASEB Journal, access to a directory of FASEB members, career resources and much more.
  • Free electronic subscription to the Society journal, Glycobiology.
  • Multi-year discount on membership and subscriptions.
  • Reduced registration fees for meetings, like the SFG Annual Meeting.
  • Access to member-only areas of the Society's web site.
  • Voting privileges for Society elections for officers and awards.
  • Access to member-only Travel Awards, industry news, events, job postings, and other resources.
  • Participation in Society public policy activities.

Membership Classes

  • Regular Member: the standard form of membership in the Society. Requires demonstration of an established publication record or contribution to the field of Glycobiology.
  • Student/Post Doc Member: Graduate students working on a glycobiology-related project or with a background related to glycobiology are welcome to apply. Requires an acknowledgement from a faculty mentor that the student is working under the mentor's supervision and is considered appropriate for membership in the Society.
  • Emeritus Member: Members of the Society who have retired and are no longer remunerated by their institutions may request Emeritus Membership status with reduced fees. 
  • Editorial Board: Invitation only, for individuals on the Glycobiology Editorial Board


Fee structure for Society membership and publication subscription

Society membership runs on a calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31). Applications received prior to October 1st are applied to that calendar year. Applications received after that date are applied to the following year.

Reduced member rates for registration at the annual meeting of the Society for Glycobiology will be provided to members whose dues are paid for either the meeting year or the calendar year prior to the advanced registration deadline.

All memberships include a paid electronic subscription to Glycobiology, the journal of the Society for Glycobiology. The journal subscription is part of the membership fee and is not optional. Hard-copies subscriptions are no longer offered as of 2018.

Multi-year discount: Lock in current membership rates for three or five years for a lower price.

  1 year 3 year 5 year
Regular &
Editorial Board
$295 $860 $1,425
Student/Post-Doc $99 $280 n/a
Emeritus Complimentary