Application Procedures for the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS)
1. Membership requirements and benefits
Membership to this society is open to applicants who are engaged in research on neuroscience or related fields and who agree to the main outline and activities of this society. Members of this society are able to participate in the activities of or receive the services of this society as listed below.
(1) Research presentations at the Annual Meetings of JNS
(2) Subscription to the Neuroscience News, an official newsletter of JNS
(3) Subscription to the electronic version of Neuroscience Research, an official Journal of JNS
(4) Subscription to the book format of Neuroscience Research at special member discount prices
2. Application form
If you wish to apply for membership of this society, please click on the application form link at the bottom of the page, download the form and fill out all necessary items, then sign the form. Membership to this society requires a recommendation from one of the persons listed below. Please obtain the signature of this person in the specified column on the application form.
1）JNS member (regular or emeritus)
2）Head of an academic society affiliated with IBRO or FAONS
If you wish to apply as a Student Member (undergraduate or graduate student), please state so in the specified column on the application form and attach a copy of your current student registration certificate or student identification card.
3. Admission and annual membership fees
The following admission and annual membership fees must be paid when joining this society.
（+ one-time admission fee upon joining ￥3,000）
Note 1: If you live outside Japan and do not have Japanese nationality, you are eligible to receive a waiver from the admission and annual membership fees for a 3-year period as an Associate Member. For further details, please refer to item 4.
Note 2: We also welcome Supporting Members who have an interest in and support the activities of this society. The annual membership fee for Supporting Members is ￥100,000
A. Credit card
Please send your credit card details by E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (+81-3-3813-0296). You can enclose also it with the application form.
Choose Visa Card or MasterCard (You can use Visa Card or MasterCard only.)
Expiry Date: (Month, Year)
B. Bank transfer (automatic deduction)
* Bank transfers are limited to deductions (in Japanese yen) from bank accounts in Japan.
Please click on the bank account transfer request form (Japanese version only) link at the bottom of the page, download the form and fill out all necessary items, then sign the form (same signature/personal seal used for the bank account). Then please enclose this form with the application form and send them to the Society Administration Office (refer to the “application form mailing address”). Once these forms have been received, the applicant’s qualifications for membership will be assessed and the applicant will be registered as a temporary member. When payment of the admission and annual membership fees have been received via bank transfer (automatic deduction), the applicant will be officially admitted as a member of this society.
If you wish to subscribe to the book format of Neuroscience Research, please indicate so when sending the necessary documents for admission to this society
C. Postal transfer
Please use the postal transfer forms available at post offices throughout Japan to make payment via this method. Then please send a copy of the postal transfer payment form together with the application form. Once these forms have been received, the applicant’s qualifications for membership will be assessed and the applicant will be registered as a member of this society. In the case that admission to this society is denied due to insufficient qualifications or for other reasons, the admission and membership fees will be refunded to the applicant.
If you wish to subscribe to the book format of Neuroscience Research, please apply for subscription when making the above postal transfer and pay the special member’s discount price of ￥19,800.
Payment account for postal transfer
Name：Japan Neuroscience Society Admissions Clerk
4. Special waiver of admission and annual membership fees
Membership to this society includes Regular Members, Student Members, Supporting Members and Associate Members. To qualify as an Associate Member, the applicant must live outside Japan and not have Japanese nationality. Associate Members who participate in the Society’s Annual Meetings can be exempt from payment of the Society’s admission fee and membership fee for three years, inclusive of the year of admission.
Please note that in regards to the member benefits listed in item 1, Associate Members can receive (2) subscription to the Neuroscience News in electronic format as a mail attachment only, but not a hard copy of this newsletter. The period of an Associate Member is limited to 3 years. Once this 3-year period has passed, Associate Members are eligible to become full fee-paying Regular Members upon payment of the required admission and annual membership fees.
General Affairs Officer
■ The application form for admission and bank account transfer request form can be downloaded from here.
（Click on the link to start downloading the form）
If you are unable to download the application form and/or bank account transfer request form, please contact Keiko Yamane of the Japan Neuroscience Society with your name and address. The necessary forms will then be sent to you.
＜ Address for application forms for admission＞
Secretariat, Japan Neuroscience Society
9F Hongo Building
Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033