APA APA Membership Benefits

APA Membership Benefits

APA membership includes many exclusive benefits. To get access to these benefits, join or renew today!

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

The Proceedings and Addresses has historically been the primary publication for important news and information about the APA and its activities. Beginning with the 2013-2014 membership year, the Proceedings and Addresses will no longer exist in its previous print format, transitioning to a single annual print volume rather than five issues per year. The annual volume will include the annual presidential addresses and prize lectures, as well as the memorial minutes and awards; this print volume will be mailed in the fall only to those members who subscribe for print mailing. The volume will be available online to all members. The divisional meeting programs will continue to be printed for distribution at the annual meetings but will no longer be mailed in advance. Meeting programs will, however, be available online several months before each meeting. All other content previously published in the Proceedings and Addresses, including minutes of board meetings, divisional business meetings, and divisional executive committee meetings, will now be available online only.

APA Newsletters

Many APA committees produce newsletters of high quality, peer-reviewed scholarship. Newsletters are published in the spring and fall. The APA’s current newsletters include the following:

Journal of the American Philosophical Association (J-APA)

The American Philosophical Association is partnering with Cambridge University Press (CUP) to launch the Journal of the American Philosophical Association (J-APA), a new general philosophy journal appearing quarterly beginning in 2015. It will be a primarily online publication, with print being available widely at first and by request thereafter. APA members can access the online version free of charge. The discounted member subscription rate for hard copy is $35.


Only APA members are eligible to serve on the APA’s twenty committees.

Voting Privileges

Regular members (including emeritus members) affiliated with a division of the APA are entitled to vote on divisional and association matters. Members elect officers of their respective divisions and also vote to approve amendments to the national association and divisional bylaws as well as resolutions.

Paper Submissions

Only APA members are eligible to submit papers for consideration on the divisional programs.

Grants and Prizes

Only APA members are eligible for most APA prizes and fellowships, and nominations for most prizes are accepted from APA members only. APA prizes and fellowships recognize excellence in scholarship in a variety of areas of philosophy and from scholars at all career stages.

Further, the APA grant fund accepts proposals from APA members only. The grant fund, sponsored by the APA’s Eastern Division, provides small grant funding to worthwhile and innovative projects in philosophy. Past funded projects include conferences, workshops, podcasts, mentoring programs, and outreach efforts.

Meeting Registration and Hotel Discounts

APA members receive discounted registration and hotel rates for the three annual divisional meetings.

Discounts and Savings

New for 2018–2019

Tuition discount to FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute

APA members receive discounted rates for the FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Summer Institute July 30–August 3, 2018, at the University of California, San Diego. The purpose of this summer institute is to address changes to scientific and scholarly communication, and give participants the skills and tools they need to thrive in the new environment.

New for 2017–2018

Routledge logoRoutledge, Taylor & Francis

The APA has developed a partnership with Routledge, Taylor & Francis that offers free content, discounts, and prize drawings exclusively for APA members.

The University of Hawai’i Press

APA members receive up to a 60% discount on online subscriptions to Philosophy East and West.

Books and Journals

APA members receive discounts on philosophical books and journals that are featured in the APA Shopping List, including free trials of select Cambridge University Press journals and discounts on Philosophy Documentation Center journals.

To access these member discounts and free trials, visit the APA Shopping List.

The American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS is offering individual subscriptions to the Humanities E-Book (HEB) to APA members.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is offering discounts and free trials on books and journals to APA members as part of its partnership with the APA for the Journal of the American Philosophical Association.

Hart Publishing

APA members are now entitled to 20% off all Hart Publishing legal philosophy books.

Johns Hopkins University Press

The Johns Hopkins University Press is offering APA members a 20% discount on a subscription to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal.

Open Road Media

APA members are entitled to a 10% discount on select ebooks from The Philosophical Library.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press offers APA members a 20% discount across a wide range of titles.

Philosophy Documentation Center

The Philosophy Documentation Center offers APA members discounts of 20% or more on subscriptions to a number of journals.

To access these member discounts and free trials, visit the APA Shopping List.



Designed for those without institutional access to the JSTOR archival collections, JPASS is ideal for those working outside of the academy. It is also valuable for faculty members at institutions with limited access to JSTOR, and for adjuncts with sporadic access to library resources. Regardless of your institutional affiliation, JPASS serves as your personal library card to the rich selection of journals on JSTOR.

As a benefit of APA membership, we are able to offer you the one-year JPASS access plan for $99—a 50% discount on the listed rate. JPASS includes unlimited reading and 120 article downloads from more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the JSTOR archival collections.

To get this member discount and sign up for JPASS, signed-in APA members can visit our JPASS access page.

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Talia Winters specializes in morality and ethics. She is an award winning marketing and ethics liaison for the Psi Corps.

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