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Find the IEEE ComSoc membership that's right for you.

  • Professional membership is open to individuals who by experience give evidence of competence in an IEEE designated field.
  • Student/Graduate Student members must carry at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program as a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a regular course of study in IEEE designated fields. The total cumulative period for a member to hold the Student member grade and/or the Graduate Student member grade is limited to eight years.
  • Affiliate members are only ComSoc members and are not IEEE members. Affiliate members are not entitled to any IEEE benefits or services that are reserved solely for IEEE members.

Elevate Your Membership

Your membership grade may change as the stage of your career changes. Learn how to upgrade your membership, including Senior members and Life members.

Compare Membership Options

Membership includes the Essential package. To select the Preferred membership package, select 'Customize Subscription Options' in your cart at checkout and add IEEE Communications Magazine (print) for an additional US$38 for members or US$19 for students.

IEEE ComSoc members can receive discounts on the IEEE ComSoc Digital Library and other IEEE ComSoc journals and magazines. See the IEEE ComSoc membership catalog to take advantage of these special offers. 

Products/Services Included

Essential Package

Formats include:
Electronic and/or Digital        

Preferred Package

Formats include:
Electronic, Digital and/or Print


IEEE Member:
Professional: US$33.00
Student: US$1.00
Affiliate: US$109.50
IEEE Member:
 Professional: US$71.00
 Student: US$20.00
 Affiliate: US$147.50
IEEE Communications Magazine Electronic, Digital Electronic, Digital, Print
IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials Electronic Electronic
IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology Electronic Electronic
IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking Electronic Electronic
IEEE RFID Virtual Journal Electronic Electronic
*The prices shown will be halved between March 1st and August 31st of each year.