Membership fees & journal subscriptions

  • Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December annually. If you join from 1 October, your membership will not expire until the end of the following year.  
  • Journal subscriptions are charged annually, in addition to the membership fee.
  • All members are required to follow the Society's Constitution
  • Please also read the Terms & Conditions

Membership Fees

Full Member £21 for the first year of a new membership, then £38 a year
Postgraduate Member £21 a year
Undergraduate Member £10 a year
Life Membership  (available to members of 25 years standing) £266 one-off fee

Note: Low income country fees are available at 25% reduction - see below.


BMS Journals: digital access for BMS Members

Digital access to all three BMS Journals: Fungal Biology, Fungal Biology Reviews  and Fungal Ecology (including past issues) £38 per year
Digital access to Field Mycology Included in membership fee*

*The membership fee includes access to digital copies of the BMS's Field Mycology publication Print copies can be purchased at additional cost - see below.

BMS Journals: print copies for BMS Members


Print only (cost per year)

Print and digital access (cost per year)
Fungal Biology £60  £50 (+ £38 digital)
Fungal Biology Reviews £40  £36 (+ £38 digital)
Fungal Ecology £54 £47 (+ £38 digital)
Field Mycology £12.00 print (access to digital copies included in membership)

Note: Print costs include postage

Low Income Country - Membership Fees

Applicants living in the following countries are eligible for a 25% reduction on the membership fee (excluding journal costs):

Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Dem. Rep. Congo, Rep. Congo, Cote d`Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Dem. Rep. Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somali, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Rep. Haiti, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Reduced membership fees

Full Member £15.75 for the first year of a new membership, then £28.50 per year
Postgraduate Member £15.75
Undergraduate Member £7.50
Life Membership (available to members of 25 years standing) £199.50


We offer a reduced fee of £21 for the first year of a new Full Membership.

Join now and your membership will be valid until 31 December 2024.

Membership Renewals

Renew an existing membership: (log in required)

If any personal details have changed, particularly postal address or email, please update your profile.
(Log in, then go to 'My Account'  at the top of the screen)

Updates will be automatically communicated to the BMS office to amend any journal subscriptions.

If you are unable to complete the online joining or renewal forms, please contact us.

Telephone: +44 (0)330 1330002