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・Fill in the required items in the membership application form and submit the form. Your ID (member number) will be sent to the registered email address.

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1. Member enrollment guide

The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials was established on 14 February 1937 based on a proposal by Dr. Kotaro Honda with the aim of promoting the advancement of theory and industrial processes related to metals.The Institute publishes academic journals and books, holds conferences and workshops, conducts investigation and research, and commends and encourages operation with the aim of invigorating academic efforts and scientific technology in the fields of metals and related materials.We invite all researchers, engineers, and students who are active in related fields, such as infrastructure materials, energy materials, eco-materials, electronic and information materials, biological and healthcare materials, and materials and society, and who are passionate about their field to join the Institute.

The institute bulletin Materia Japan is provided to members only.
Furthermore, members can receive privileges such as participation in the annual meetings at member prices, exemption from presentation fees, purchase publications at member prices, and participation in seminars, symposiums, lecture and presentation meetings, and other events held by JIM at member discount prices.

2. Membership types

  • Regular Member Individuals who agree with the aims and join in the Activities of this organization
    • * There is a lifetime membership system for people who have been members for 40 years or more and are 71 years of age or older (*1).
  • Student Member
    • Students who agree with the aims and support the Activities of this organization (*2)
  • Non-Japanese Regular Member
    • Non-Japanese individuals who agree with the aims and support the Activities of this organization
  • Non-Japanese Student Member
    • Non-Japanese students who agree with the aims and support the Activities of this organization
  • Supporting members
    • Corporations or associations who agree with the aims and support the activities of this organization
  • *1: Application form is required to submit for qualification of a lifetime membership, who exempt for membership fee payment.
  • *2: Students are those being enrolled in a national institute of technology, a junior college, or a university (undergraduate or graduate level).

3. Privileges for individual members

(1) Publications

You receive rapid access to the latest academic and technological directions in the field of metals and related materials.The institute bulletin “Materia Japan” allows you to study the fundamentals of fields through introductory lectures, lecture notes, and explanatory notes for non-specialists.

  • The Institute bulletin “Materia Japan” is issued monthly. It can also be browsed as an electronic journal (*1).
  • The Japanese-language academic journal “Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials” can be subscribed to at member prices (*2).
  • The English-language academic journal “Materials Transactions” can be subscribed to at member prices (*3).
  • Books published by the Institute can be purchased at member discount prices.
  • *1: A member ID and password are required to browse the electronic journals.
  • *2: Electronic journals are open access.
  • *3: Electronic journals become open access from six months after publication.
  • *4: To subscribe to the electronic journals, use the website to change the subscribed Institute journals.

(2) Conferences and Workshops

Cutting-edge research information can be obtained at annual meetings of JIM where research results are presented.This allows research to be deepened by presenting and discussing research results.

  • You can participate in the annual meetings at member prices. The collection of conference abstracts is included in the registration fee.
  • You can give presentations at the annual meetings. Non-members are required to pay a presentation fee in order to make a presentation.
  • You can participate in seminars, symposiums, and other events held by the Institute at member discount prices.
  • You have priority when joining the activities of the branches.

(3) Research

  • You can participate in the activities of the technical divisions, which are made up of expert groups in each field.
Technical Divisions 1) 1st Division: Energy Materials
2) 2nd Division: Eco-materials
3) 3rd Division: Electronics and Information Materials
4) 4th Division: Biological and Healthcare Materials
5) 6th Division: Structural Materials
6) 0 Division: Materials and Society
  • You can apply to register for research groups.

(4) Exchange

The Institute aims for academic and technical exchange among university and company researchers and engineers in a wide range of fields related to metals.

  • You can participate to the annual meetings of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan at reduced registration fees under a bilateral agreement.
  • You can participate in the conference banquet of the annual meetings. A conference banquet fee is required to participate.

4. Membership fees for individual members

(1) Membership fees and subscription fees for people residing in Japan

Membership fees
Type of membership Annual fee Distributed Journal
Regular 9,600 Yen Materia Japan
Student 6,000 Yen Materia Japan
Non-Japanese regular 9,600 Yen Select one of Materia Japan, J. Japan Inst. Met. Mater., Mater. Trans.
Non-Japanese student 6,000 Yen Select one of Materia Japan, J. Japan Inst. Met. Mater., Mater. Trans.
Note: From 2018
Type of membership Annual fee Distributed Journal
Regular 31 years old and over 10,000 Materia Japan
Under 30 years old 5,000 Materia Japan
Student 4,000 Materia Japan
Non-Japanese regular 31 years old and over 10,000 Select one of Materia Japan, J. Japan Inst. Met. Mater., Mater. Trans.
Under 30 years old 5,000 Select one of Materia Japan, J. Japan Inst. Met. Mater., Mater. Trans.
Non-Japanese student 4,000 Select one of Materia Japan, J. Japan Inst. Met. Mater., Mater. Trans.

Note: An enrollment fee of 1,000 yen is required in addition to the annual fee on joining.
Student members and non-Japanese student members are exempt from this.

Subscription fees (If Materia Japan was selected as the distributed journal)
Type of membership J. Japan Inst. Met. Mater. Materials Transactions
Print Online Print Online Print & Online
Regular 8,400 Yen 10,000 Yen 7,000 Yen 13,000 Yen
Student 4,500 Yen 8,000 Yen 4,000 Yen 10,000 Yen

(2) Membership fees and subscription fees for people residing outside Japan

 
Type of membership Type of subscription Subscription
fee for each
journal
Shipping charge for each journal Bank handling
charge for each
transaction
(Except for credit card payment)
Surface Airmail
Regular
Non-Japanese regular
One
journal
Print & Online 9,600 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
First
extra
Journal
Print 8,400 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Online 7,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Print & Online 10,000 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Second
extra
Journal
Print 10,000 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Online 7,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Print & Online 13,000 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Student
Non-Japanese student
One
journal
Print & Online 6,000 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
First
extra
Journal
Print 4,500 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Online 4,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Print & Online 6,000 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Second
extra
Journal
Print 8,000 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Online 4,000 Yen 4,000 Yen
Print & Online 10,000 Yen 1,800 Yen 6,000 Yen 4,000 Yen

Note: An enrollment fee of 1,000 yen is required in addition to the annual fee on joining.
Student members and non-Japanese student members are exempt from the enrollment fee.

Note: When applying for a student membership, please attach a copy of a proof of student status with the application form.

  • The period of the annual fee is from January to December.
  • The enrollment fee and annual fee are not subject to consumption tax.
  • For members residing outside of Japan, if payment of annual fees is made by bank transfer or check, the handling fee of 4,000 yen is applied.This handling fee is not required for payments by credit card.
  • For people living overseas, the annual fee is the full 1 year even if joining in the middle of a year.
  • Non-Japanese members can choose one journal as membership journal from among “Materia Japan”, “Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials”, and “Materials Transactions” including online journal.A separate subscription fee is required in order to subscribe to additional journals.
  • Materia Japan can also be browsed as an electronic journal. Articles are free to access one year after publication.
  • Regular members and student members must pay a separate subscription fee if they subscribe to Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials. The electronic journal is provided for free.
  • Regular members and student members must pay a separate subscription fee if they subscribe to Materials Transactions.Articles in the electronic journal are free to access six months after publication.
  • A separate participation fee is required for participation in annual meetings (the conference abstracts are provided as part of this fee).
  • Student members and non-Japanese student members are automatically advanced to regular members once their scheduled graduation year is passed without a report.The membership fee for that year remains the student member or non-Japanese student member fee.
  • The name of an individual member cannot be changed. A new enrollment form must be completed to change the name.

5. Methods of paying the annual fee

  • Annual fees can be paid by credit card, bank transfer, or check.
  • Annual fees are due in advance. Please make payment by the end of December for the annual fee for one year, starting from the following January.
  • If you have not paid the annual fees for this year, please pay them together with the annual fee for the following year.
  • Inquiries: Member services coordinator. Email: member@jim.or.jp