Individual membership in the Society for Biotechnology, Japan is open to anyone from any nation who is concerned with the biotechnology. Institutional Membership and Supporting Membership are available to governmental/non-governmental organizations, private companies or academic institutions in Japan.

Membership type

Membership Types Membership Dues JBB Print
Subscription 
JBB Online
Subscription
Total
Domestic Active members 9,800 JPY 5,000 JPY Free 14,800 JPY
Student members 5,000 JPY 5,000 JPY Free 10,000 JPY
Institutional members 30,000 JPY Free N/A N/A
Supporting members 50,000 JPY Free N/A N/A
Overseas members
(Individuals living outside Japan)

12,000 JPY

5,000 JPY
(by Surface Mail )
Free 17,000 JPY
10,000 JPY
(by Air Mail)
Free 22,000 JPY
  • Our membership year runs January 1 through December 31. Membership dues noted above are payable in full, regardless of the date of application for membership.
  • SBJ membership is mandatory to subscribe to the print edition of the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB).
  • A complimentary copy of the Seibutsu-kogaku Kaishi (in Japanese) can be sent by surface mail to overseas members upon request.

Member Benefits


Active/Student/Overseas Members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Become eligible to make a presentation at SBJ Annual Meeting.
  • FREE online access to the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB) back to Vol.64 (1986).
    How to Activate Member's Access
  • Discounted registration fees to society-sponsored conferences.
  • Complimentary subscription to the Seibutsu-kogaku Kaishi (in Japanese).
  • Discounts for society's publications.
  • Hold elective office in the society or serve as a volunteer on one of the Society's many boards and committees.
  • Become eligible for awards.
  • Free membership in the branches nearest you.

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Institutional membership includes:

  • Free print subscription to JBB and the Seibutsu-kogaku Kaishi (January to December issues).

Supporting membership includes:

  • Free print subscription to JBB and the Seibutsu-kogaku Kaishi (January to December issues).
  • Invitation for one representative to attend SBJ Annual Meeting.
  • Inclusion in the list of SBJ supporting members posted on the Society’s website

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How to Apply for SBJ Membership

For applicants who live in Japan:

<Payment Methods>

1) Japan Post Bank

♦ Account Number: 00910-3-54007

♦ Account Holder Name: The Society for Biotechnology, Japan


2) MUFG Bank

MUFG Bank, Ibaraki Branch (Branch Number: 219)
(5-108 Eidai-cho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0816, Japan)

♦ Account Number: 3793590 (ordinary account) 普通預金

♦ Account Holder Name: The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
 (ニツポンセイブツコウガクカイ)

♦ Branch: Ibaraki(茨木支店)
 

If you need your membership number soon to register for the SBJ Meeting, use the account in the MUFG Bank. It takes about one week to confirm your payment through Japan Post Bank.

 

For applicants (individual) who live outside Japan:

Submit the completed Overseas Membership Form (PDF) to the Society Business office.
Credit card payment is accepted.

The Society for Biotechnology, Japan
Business Office,
c/o Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University,
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita,
Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Phone: +81- 6-6876-2731 Fax: +81-6-6879-2034
E-mail:

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Journal Subscription

Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering

  • For Individual Members:

SBJ individual members receive free online access to the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB). Print subscription to JBB (12 issues per year) is also available for members with additional cost (by Air Mail: 10,000 JPY/ by Surface Mail: 5,000 JPY). To order print subscription, please contact the Society Business Office ().

  • For Institutional / Supporting Members:

Institutional Membership and Supporting Membership fees include free print subscription of the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (2 volumes, 12 issues per year). SBJ can offer Institutional / Supporting Memberships only to organizations inside Japan.

  • For Non-members:

Non-member's subscription to the Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering is available through Elsevier.
For details, please visit the JBB Elsevier Homepage (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jfermbio).

 

Seibutsu-kogaku Kaishi (in Japanese)

All members in Japan receive a complimentary copy of the Seibutsu-kogaku Kaishi (12 issues/year). The journal can be sent by surface mail to overseas members upon request.

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