Membership Information

How to Join PSA

Join or renew your membership online using our secure form sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing or contact:

Membership Services
101 Station Landing Suite 300
Medford, Ma 02155
Toll free phone: (800) 835-6770
Phone: (781) 388-8599

Sponsor a Student

Why not sponsor a student with membership in the Phycological Society? For only $40 US you can provide an outstanding student with three years of online access to the Journal of Phycology and eligibility for student awards.

Membership Directory

A directory of PSA Members is available upon request from the Membership Director. Please check your own entry for any errors or omissions, and notify the Membership Director with any corrections.

Membership Benefits

  •  Journal of Phycology
    Members receive the Journal of Phycology, the premier journal of research on phycology. The Journal is published six times a year. Articles include reports on systematics, ecology, morphology, cytology, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and applied phycology. PSA members can sign-in and access the Journal of Phycology by logging in using their Wiley Online Library account username and password on the Journal homepage linked here. This access log in information is sent to members after they have joined/renewed their PSA membership. Please contact with any access related inquiries.
  • Communicating Authors
    Members of the Phycological Society of America are NOT charged page fees when they publish in the Journal of Phycology as communicating authors.
  • Mobile Access
    Members of the Phycological Society of America can also access the Journal of Phycology through an iPad and iPhone app. Instructions on how to access the journal are in this pdf.

  • Article Research
    In addition, members are able to search current & back issues table of content, abstracts and full-text articles of the electronic version of the Journal of Phycology. The table of content and abstracts are available free of charge to all that are interested. The full-text articles are reserved as a benefit for society members only.
  • Phycological Newsletter
    Members receive a pdf copy of the Phycological Newsletter or they can download it from our website. The Newsletter contains news of Society activities, news of colleagues, book review, information on summer field courses and graduate programs, and general articles of interest to phycologists. For more information, please contact the Communications Director.
  • Student Grants
    Student Members of PSA are eligible for grants in support of research, travel to the Annual Meeting, and tuition for field courses. Sponsor a student member of the Phycological Society of America.
  • Elections
    Current PSA members elect the officers of PSA in yearly elections.