Monday, May 9, 2016

Your 2017 ACS dues will be $166

Also from this week's C&EN, Kristin Omberg, the chair of ACS' Committee on Budget & Finance writes about the increase:
Each spring, the Society Committee on Budget & Finance (B&F) reviews a proposed membership dues increase for the following calendar year. Between 2015 and 2016, dues increased $4.00, from $158 to $162. In 2017, dues will increase $4.00 again, to $166. 
If you'd like to understand their formula, read on. 

12 comments:

  1. It's cause of Scihub, innit?

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    1. LOL. (Real answer: it tracks a portion of the Consumer Price Index.)

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    2. Because everyone knows that the ACS execs deserve a raise even when so many members are un-/under-employed.

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    3. Well the top 10 paid ACS employees only made ~6 million dollars combined in 2014. It's only the dues of roughly 30 thousand ACS members.

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  2. You really might as well just set 2 benjamins alight!

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  3. "Views expressed on this page are those of the author and not necessarily those of ACS."

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  4. I wish you could get C and E news without being a member.

    That is the only thing that I miss about not being a member.

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    1. I understand that you can get it as a non-member for $285.

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    2. Or you can dig them out of the recycling bin at work for free!

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  5. I find the 25 free articles are a huge benefit. As a corporate scientist, we do not have subscriptions to most journals and have to pay one by one. There are plenty of ACS articles I want to read, but don't quite match the corporate bottom line. That's what I use my 25 freebies for.

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  6. Thank God for those good Communists at sci-hub!

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  7. No thanks. Free content on the internet has been way more useful than paying to be part of an outdated professional organization.

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