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Resources and benefits

Explore the range of benefits and resources available to members and how you can take advantage of these.

About

As a member, you have access to a variety of publications and can explore a range of journals, books, and associated resources via the following sites. 

There are also many other ways you can enhance your membership, such as:

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Other resources and benefits available to members

Communities

Our online communities provide a space for members to connect, share ideas, access resources and discuss the latest advances in psychology.

  • Member Connect Our Member Connect community is a place for all members to share ideas, comment on new developments, and stay up to date with the latest changes to the society.

  • Student community The Student community is the exclusive place to meet with other psychology students, access our extensive online resources, find out about upcoming events, and more.

  • DCP community The DCP community is the best place to collaborate, communicate, and connect with fellow DCP members across the UK.

  • DOP community Our latest community, IRIS, launched in May 2022 and is designed exclusively for members of the Division of Occupational Psychology.  

Indemnity

The society works with three insurers to provide preferential rates to our members. 

For more details, contact the insurers directly:

Howden

Contact Howden via email or by phone 01924 241945.

Visit the Howden website.

Towergate

Contact Towergate by email or by phone 01438 735 251.

Visit the Towergate website.

Oxygen

Contact Oxygen by phone at O330 1624 785.

Visit the Oxygen website.

Article publication

The society will now subsidise the Article Publication Charge (APC) in our own 11 journals for Graduate and Chartered members who are corresponding authors of accepted papers.

We will cover 100% of the APC making your accepted article open access and freely available for the following journals.

All articles will be subject to the usual review process and terms and conditions, and authors will retain copyright.

Eligible journals

  • British Journal of Clinical Psychology
  • British Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • British Journal of Educational Psychology
  • British Journal of Health Psychology
  • British Journal of Social Psychology
  • British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
  • British Journal of Psychology
  • Journal of Neuropsychology
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Legal and Criminological Psychology
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice

To take advantage of this offer, select the British Psychological Society as your funder when prompted on the Wiley submission system.

For further information, contact the membership team.

Networking

The BPS hosts over 100 events annually, providing the perfect opportunity for you to begin building a network of colleagues and contacts.

  • Join over 7,000 other delegates from a wide range of specialisms who attend and enjoy our full range of events

  • Our geographical branches exist to help you meet and exchange ideas with others in your local area

  • Joining one of our Member Networks is a key way to further your professional interests by sharing your knowledge with your colleagues, or by learning more about our support groups for undergraduates, postgraduates, and trainees.

By joining and accessing the variety of Divisions, Sections, and Groups available, you will be able to acquire additional knowledge, information, support and benefits related to your specific area(s) of interest and stay up to date with developments within your specific field(s).

Income Tax Relief

The Inland Revenue has agreed to allow tax relief on all membership subscription fees, including division, section, special group and journal payments.

Below is an extract from the Inland Revenue to the Marketing and Promotions Officer dated 4 March 2004:

'Approval under Section 18 Finance Act 1958 (now Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003) was granted to the society in 1959. This means that members may claim tax relief for their annual membership subscriptions (core subscription). It has been decided that this approval should be extended to include any additional annual subscription for membership of a division, section or special group. The extension also includes any additional subscription paid by members for any of the society's publications.'

To claim, you should either list these payments in your annual tax return or write to your tax office with details of the total amounts paid, what they were and your membership number. Your tax code will be adjusted accordingly.

For more information on how to claim, contact our subscriptions team.

Discounts

Evidence-Based Mental Health - discounted subscription

The society provides discounted subscription rates for its members.

Select your preferred EBMH subscription below for access to the BPS member discount registration page:

Annual Review discounts

Society members qualify for a 30% discount on all issues of both the Annual Review of Psychology and the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.

Visit the Annual Reviews website, select subscriptions and follow the personal pricing link to place an order for the required title.

Make sure you enter the promotional code BRITPSYCH to receive the discount (the discount will not show until near the end of the transaction, before payment is completed).

Annual Review of Psychology volumes 1–56 (1950–2005) and three other Annual Review titles to 2005 (Neuroscience, Medicine, and Sociology) are available free to BPS members through EBSCO's Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

eLearning discounts

Members and subscribers receive a discount on our eLearning courses. Find out more about our eLearning courses.

Workshop discounts

Student, Graduate, and Chartered members can get discounted access to many of our workshops. Search our events list

Wider Wallet

BPS members can access a whole range of work and lifestyle benefits through Wider Wallet.

Meeting room hire

Student, Graduate, and Chartered members receive a 30% discount when booking meeting rooms at our Leicester and London offices.