Affiliate Membership Program


The IUPAC Affiliate Membership Program (AMP) allows any individual with an interest in IUPAC and IUPAC Activities to sustain a relationship with the Union. The program was launched in 1986 in order to maximize the participation of chemists throughout the world in the affairs of IUPAC and also to disseminate information about its activities to a much wider audience.

In 2003, almost 5000 chemists from 66 countries registered as Affiliates. Included in this number are nearly 400 sponsored (free) Affiliate memberships for chemists, aged 35 years or less, from developing and economically disadvantaged countries.


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What are the benefits of affiliation to IUPAC?

  • Affiliates receive six copies per year of the IUPAC news magazine Chemistry International, which includes advance information on IUPAC-sponsored conferences and provisional recommendations. Individuals are asked and invited to make comments on the recommendations.
  • Through Chemistry International, affiliates are kept informed of IUPAC's programs and activities. The names and email addresses for the appropriate contacts are provided within articles, and Affiliates are encouraged to volunteer in their areas of expertise.
  • Affiliates may obtain a discount of 25% on the cost of all IUPAC publications. This includes Pure and Applied Chemistry, the IUPAC nomenclature books, as well as compendia of chemical data and reports of many IUPAC-sponsored conferences.
  • Affiliates are entitled to a 10% reduction of registration fees at IUPAC-sponsored conferences - a significant saving.

How can you become an affiliate of IUPAC?

To become an IUPAC affiliate, locate the AMP coordinator for your country / region in the listing below, and contact him or her for information on joining. If your country / region does not appear in the list, please send an application directly to the Secretariat. If you are already an Affiliate, your National Adhering Organization or National Chemical Society will inform you how to renew your membership. The Affiliate Membership Program operates on a calendar year, and those who join the Affiliate Program will retain their status until December of that year.

How much does affiliate membership cost?

The affiliate subscription varies from country / region to country / region. Your National Adhering Organization or National Chemical Society will inform you about the current affiliate subscription. Information may be obtained from IUPAC Secretariat.

The following contacts have been established in the countries participating in the Affiliate Membership Program: