Paying IST dues for existing members
All IST members will need to pay their membership dues for each calendar year to remain financial. Financial members of IST will be entitled to discount registration fees for IST scientific meetings. The amount of discount will vary and be determined by the Organising Committee for each meeting. To ensure ongoing registration as a financial member of IST, the Society requires that you confirm or update your full contact details using the Membership Annual Update Form, in addition to paying the annual dues. It is particularly important to provide your current email address on the form as this will be used for all communication between you and the IST, including newsletters.
Annual membership dues should be paid by credit card, using the Online Subscription panel on the right. Please ensure all sections of the PayPal checkout form are completed, including your IST member number. IST members can obtain their member number via the online IST Membership Database. IST annual dues cover a calendar year and so fall due at the end of each year. IST has signed a 5 year contract with Elsevier, who publish Toxicon, and this introduced a new service for all financial members, who now have access to Toxicon electronically via an Elsevier website. Details of access will be sent to financial members. To cover this new service and other requirements of the Society the annual dues increased in 2013 to US$55 per year, the first significant increase in ten years.
Two options were added to the drop-down list in 2017. For Student Members an annual payment of $15 (first applied in 2017). You must be a registered student and have been accepted as a student member of IST for this fee to apply.
The last item is for the "Life Membership" category, also introduced in 2017, available to financial members in good standing. The fee is set by Council and is currently equivalent to 10 years dues ($550). Any member opting to pay this should expect IST Executive or Council to note their payment and confirm they have been a financial member of good standing in recent years and, if there is doubt about this, Executive will communicate with the member and seek resolution. If resolution cannot be achieved, then the payment will be reversed.
PLEASE NOTE: The transaction description on your credit card statement will be PAYPAL*INT SOC TOX. Please be aware of this before querying payment with your credit card provider. If you query the payment the transaction may be disallowed and the IST will be charged. We will recover this fee in addition to your subscription fee when you agree to be recharged for your membership dues. This will cost you more money, so be careful before you query your credit card payment statement in regard to IST dues. Also, you will be charged in US$, but this will probably converted to your local currency on your credit card statement.
Financial members of IST are entitled to subscribe to the IST journal Toxicon (print version) at a discounted rate***. If you are an IST Member and you currently subscribe to Toxicon as part of your membership, you must continue to pay for Toxicon through the invoice sent to you by Elsevier, who will confirm with the Society that you are a current financial member of IST. Please note that this payment to Elsevier will no longer include your IST annual dues.
The IST membership dues are as follows:
*** Application for a new subscription to the print version of Toxicon at IST member rates must be made direct to Elsevier, together with evidence (such as a PayPal email receipt) that they have paid their annual IST dues. Elsevier will then invoice the member. Members who subscribed to Toxicon previously should receive an invoice from Elsevier, but must also provide Elsevier with evidence (such as a PayPal email receipt) that they have paid their annual IST dues for the current year. Note, membership dues must be paid directly to the Society, via the IST website, not via Elsevier. Only financial members of IST will be entitled to the discount subscription to Toxicon.
IMPORTANT STEPS IN THE PAYMENT PROCESS
Add item(s) to your Shopping Cart
In the right hand panel of this web page, select the subscription item you require from the drop-down list under "Subscription Category - Annual or Life", then click on the Add to Cart button. You will be taken to the PayPal Shopping Cart. You may review the contents of the Shopping Cart at any time by clicking on the View Cart button. The image below shows the appearance of these functions.
Check that your Shopping Cart is correct
Before proceeding to the Check Out, please ensure that your Shopping Cart only shows Quantity "1" against each subscription year for which you are making payment (highlighted in the image below in blue). If needed modify the number by clicking "-" or "+'. Also if you have added an item with the wrong subscription year or type, click Remove to delete that item entirely
Choose Continue Shopping to add further items, or choose Check Out to make your payment using the secure PayPal payment page.
Entering your Payment Details and IST Member Number
During the checkout process, the PayPal Guest Checkout screen will appear which allows you to enter your Credit Card or Debit Card details for payment and Billing Information. Please enter all information as shown in the image below.
In particular, in Address line 2 on that page (highlighted in blue) please enter your IST member number. in the following format; 'IST-0000'. Also please ensure that you include your Email address in the Contact Details.
To review and complete payment click on the Continue button.
Cancel request to Create a PayPal Account
At the end of the PayPal checkout process, the following screen will appear which asks you to create a PayPal account. This is not neccessary, and you may cancel this by clicking on the word "Not now" at the bottom of that screen (highlighted in red below).
After this is done, another screen appears briefly and then you are returned to the IST website (Payment successful page)