How to join the WFSJ?

« At the Argentine Network of Science journalists, we want to communicate with other science journalism associations around the world. We would like to receive opportunities for fellowships, scholarships, and other kind of meetings for our members. »

Valeria Román
Argentine Network of Science Journalists


Interested in becoming a member association?

Please complete our Membership Application Form and return it to the email address mentioned below with your charter or incorporation document.

Science journalist Barbara Drillsma has written and interesting article on setting up your own science journalist’s association. Download the full article here.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any question on setting up your science journalists association and on becoming a Member of the WFSJ by sending an email to info@wfsj.org.


Membership criteria 

The WFSJ accepts organizations that represents science journalists. Organizations can act at the city, provincial, state, regional, national or international level.

Key criteria are that the organization:

  • Represents science journalists
  • Elects its governing body
  • Its governing body meets regularly
  • It has a constitution

Those not fulfilling the above criteria but wish to join the WFSJ can do so by applying to be an Associate Member of the World Federation of Science Journalists.


Membership fee

The annual membership fee is currently set at $ 1 USD per member in your association on January 31 of each year, with up to a maximum of $ 300 USD.

In the case of newly formed associations the Board of Directors of the WFSJ  can decide to waive your membership fee for the first year.

You can process the payment of your membership fee here.


Apply for membership

Download, complete and sign the Membership Application Form, and send it back to us by email, together with:

  1. Your charter or incorporation document
  2. Minutes of the latest members’ general meeting, or board meetings

Mailing address
World Federation of Science Journalists
1195 Wellington Street, bureau 301
Montréal (QC) H3C 1W1
CANADA

Email: info@wfsj.org


« At the time I was skeptical of the need for another supranational science journalism body as were my fellow executive (ABSW) committee members and could not see any point in the WFSJ. However, I saw the potential of the organisation and was co-opted to the board. I saw that the international community of science journalists could work together to promote critical science coverage and help each other, especially those associations in countries where there was little science coverage. 

I proposed that the ABSW join WFSJ at our Annual General Meeting of that year attended by our members as well as our executive committee members. The vote to join was unanimous. Since then, as many of you know the ABSW has been a leading and supportive association for WFSJ including organising and hosting the highly successful London WCSJ.

In terms of your strategy – the reason we converted from sceptics to enthusiasts is that WFSJ had a glorious, inspiring vision. I think the same is true of other associations too. »

Pallab Ghosh
Science correspondent for BBC News