For each of our membership types, there is a choice of having an Online Access or Printed (& online) subscription. Online Access subscriptions are cheaper, or if you choose a Printed (& online) subscription you'll receive printed hard copy issues of our publications as well as getting full online access.
A British Herpetological Society membership subscription is valid for 12 months from the date of joining or renewal.
Subscription payments are made securely via PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to make payment, there is the option to use your debit or credit card on the PayPal payment screen.
When you join or renew your membership you'll be given the option to make a single payment or to set up a recurring payment. If you choose a single payment you'll need to login each year and manually renew your membership. You'll receive an email reminder before your membership is due to expire. If you choose a recurring payment your payment will automatically be taken each year and you'll receive an email to confirm that your subscription has been renewed.
All BHS Members get access to our restricted downloads on the BHS website. These are:
- Everything in our Members Downloads section of the website
- The latest four issues of The Herpetological Bulletin (older issues are available to the public)
- If your chosen membership type includes The Herpetological Journal (HJ), you'll also have access to all issues.
If you select one of the Online Access membership categories, and choose the single payment option you will receive a renewal reminder via email when your subscription period is due to expire. As a Printed (& online) member, you may receive renewal reminders by email and / or by post.
You can renew easily online by logging in to our website and following the onscreen instructions.
If you choose to set up a recurring payment your subscription will be automatically renewed each year, and you'll receive a confirmation email.
If you have set up a recurring payment and wish to cancel your membership, please do so by cancelling your regular payment in your PayPal account. Once this has been done you'll receive a confirmation email. Your membership will run to the end of that years subscription, but will not be renewed.
- You will receive email prompts to alert you when a new publication has been uploaded to the website.
- We may also occasionally email you to let you know about upcoming BHS events and news, or to inform you of any changes to our Membership.
Joining by Post
Joining by using our online facility is easiest and gives you instant access to the member's only areas of the site. However, you also have the option to download and print off an applicable paper membership form from the selection below. If you complete a membership form and post it to us together with relevant payment - for either Online Access or Printed (& online) membership, you will subsequently be posted your Member's section log-in details for the website.
Please remember to include a full postal address on the form to ensure you receive your log in details! Please do also include a clearly written and valid email address to help us communicate with you effectively in the future. Please note that we do not ever make your details available to any other organisations.
Institutional Members - access options
The BHS takes data protection and confidentiality very seriously - we will not make your details available to any third party organisations.