The ASBD made changes to their constitution in October 2019 so that all members have the same rights and entitlements. From Jan 1 2020 there will no longer be an Associate Member category and all members will have voting rights.
The membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June.
NEW MEMBERSHIP FEES
As a result of the journal changes new cheaper membership fees have been introduced for membership renewals for the 2020-2021 financial year.
Doctors: $160 + GST
Nurses and Allied Health: $80 + GST
THE BREAST JOURNAL
Elsevier made changes to the production of The Breast journal from January 1 2020 (see announcement below). The hard copy journal is no longer published, and the online journal is now open access. We no longer need to charge a subscription for journal access, as it can be accessed for free online. As part of our ongoing arrangements with Elsevier, ASBD members will receive a 30% discount on the article publishing charge (APC) listed below. ASBD will still publish a selection of submitted abstracts from our Scientific Meetings in The Breast free of charge.
Digital copies of THE BREAST JOURNAL are available on our site.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ELSEVIER
"From January 2020 The Breast is an open access journal. Authors who publish in The Breast will be able make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible. The Breast authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC), have a choice of license options, and retain copyright to their published work. The Breast continues with the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review. The APC will be requested after peer review and acceptance and will be required for all accepted articles submitted after 1 October 2019. The APC for The Breast is USD 1800 (excluding taxes) for Original Research Articles and Review Articles, USD 800 (excluding taxes) for Short Format Articles (Short Communications, Viewpoints and Debates). Correspondence is free of charge for all authors."
Click here to view ASBD's Constitution. - October 2019