At present, IAME membership entails a number of benefits, including subscription to MPM and MEL, both electronic and printed. IAME membership costs 160 GBP per year, while the normal price for subscribing to both journals would add up to above 2500 GBP (prices vary by region, and for personal or institutional subscribers). IAME also benefits from the partnership with the journals through sponsored prizes for best papers at our conferences, PhD competitions, and the promotion of IAME through the journals. The long standing relationship with associated journals exists since the creation of IAME.  

At the same time, not all IAME members need to receive the journals through IAME, inter alia, because they may already have access through their universities. For some members, 160 GBP is a still a high price for the membership. Finally, with the spread of the internet and computers, today there may be less need for printed copies of the journals, and for some members, electronic access might suffice.

Our current arrangements with MPM and MEL have been agreed until 2017. For end of 2017 onwards, IAME Council will need to discuss different options with the publishers.  In order to prepare for such conversations, we would like to receive your views.

Please note that this is not a formal poll, nor intended to lead to a decision at this stage. The sole purpose of the survey is to obtain an overview of the interests and views of current and potential future members of IAME. Based on the responses to the survey, Council will initiate conversations about our future arrangement with the publishers of the journals.

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* 1. Your name:

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* 2. Are you currently an IAME member or plan to join during the IAME conference in Hamburg?

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* 3. Do you consider subscription to MPM and MEL a relevant benefit of your IAME membership?

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* 4. How do you usually access the journals?

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* 5. In addition to your IAME membership access to MPM and MEL, do you also have access to the journals through other channels (e.g. the University library, or on-line access through another institution)?

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* 6. Which of the following options would be your first preference (Please note that these are hypothetical options as we do not yet know what options and fees may be negotiated with the publishers)?

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* 7. If you had the choice which journal(s) would you select to be associated with your membership?

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* 8. How do you finance your IAME membership?

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* 9. If you are NOT currently an IAME member, would you consider joining IAME if the membership fee were significantly lower?

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* 10. Any other thoughts, comments and suggestions from you are welcome, to help Council discuss future agreements with our associated journals. Anything important we forgot to ask?

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