About the Society Membership

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SVP’s most vital resource is the active participation by members and annual meeting attendees in SVP projects, activities and publications. SVP is a member society of AGI and thus all of our memebrs can take advantage of the many benefits that organization has to offer.

Membership benefits include:

Networking
Approximately 2,200 professionals, amateurs and students sharing your specialty world-wide are active members. The SVP Membership Directory contains contact information for the entire SVP member community and is available to search for members.

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Subscriptions
The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, (JVP), the most widely read journal in the profession.
Published six times a year, the JVP contains original contributions on all aspects of the subject of vertebrate paleontology including vertebrate origins, evolution, functional morphology, taxonomy, biostratigraphy, paleoecology, paleobiogeography, and paleoanthropology. The six volumes, the abstract issue (containing the abstracts for all presentations at the SVP Annual Meeting) and the Memoir series are sent to all members, except for Electronic-Only and Second/Spousal Members. Members also have online access to all issues of the JVP including supplemental data and Memoirs.

The Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates (BFV)
The BFV indexes world literature on fossil vertebrates available to the scientific community. The BFV is available, electronically, through the SVP member’s web site.

Paleontologists at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. Copyright Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, all rights reserved

A poster session at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Discounts
Registration for all SVP sponsored events are discounted for members. Additionally, all in stock SVP publications are available at reduced rates for members. Discounted publication fees in JVP with $350 color charges (non-member price is $450).

25% discount on Wiley books

Discounted JPASS fees

Annual Meeting
Opportunity to attend SVP’s Annual Meeting which offers a chance to learn the latest research findings, view exciting exhibits, participate is one-of-a-kind workshops and field trips and network among peers. Annual Meetings are typically held in either October or November, and are four days in length.

Leadership Opportunities
Develop professional skills and contacts by becoming a member of an SVP committee.

Join the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology at our members website, VertPaleo.org >