FAQ for Societies

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Joining a Duke University Press Affiliated Society

Please select the society in which you are interested from the list to the right. You will be taken to the society's Duke University Press Web page, where you can join the society and view membership benefits.

Memberships must be prepaid. You may pay for your membership online by selecting the society in which you are interested from the list of societies to the right. You will be taken to the society's page, where you can click on Join Now to purchase your membership by using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express).

You may also pay by check or money order (in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank) made payable to Duke University Press and mail it to

  1. Duke University Press
  2. Journals Customer Service
  3. P.O. Box 90660
  4. Durham, NC 27708-0660

We will use the e-mail address you provide to contact you about matters involving your membership, such as membership benefits, online access, and receipt of payment. We will not sell, trade, or rent your personal e-mail information to others. View our privacy policy.

Membership Account Maintenance and Status

Membership is based on a calendar year. If you join a society before September 1, your membership is for the current calendar year. You will receive the affiliated journal's issues that have been published during that calendar year (some of which will be back issues). If you join after September 1, please specify at the time of ordering if your membership is for the current year or for the next year.

If you have already renewed your membership by mail or phone, please disregard the renewal notice. If you have questions about the status of your membership, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Please contact our Customer Service Department at subscriptions@dukeupress.edu for membership questions.

Please contact our Customer Service Department for address changes to your account.

Please contact our Customer Service Department to request a receipt by mail or fax.

Member Print Subscriptions

Please contact our Customer Service Department to find out when your member subscription will begin.

Duke University Press journals ship via surface mail unless otherwise specified. U.S. customers should allow six weeks for delivery from the issue's mailing date. International orders can take ninety days.

We ship journal subscriptions via USPS surface mail, which does not offer tracking numbers.

You can order an electronic copy of most single journal issues on a pay-per-view basis through HighWire. To view a list of the online availability of our journals, visit the Electronic Access page.

Many print single or special issues are also available. You can view selected single or special issues by clicking on the Back Issues tab of a journal's item detail page or by conducting a search. If you are unable to locate the single issue, please submit an inquiry. You can also order single issues by mail, phone, or fax.

To prevent a delay in processing your order, please include the single issue's volume and issue numbers. You may purchase and pay for your order online using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). You may also pay by check or money order (in U.S. dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank) made out to Duke University Press and mail it to

  1. Duke University Press
  2. Journals Customer Service
  3. P.O. Box 90660
  4. Durham, NC 27708-0660
  5. Phone: 888-651-0122 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) or 919-688-5134
  6. Fax: 888-651-0124 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) or 919-688-2615

Journal subscriptions are shipped by USPS surface mail; please allow six weeks for delivery within the United States and Canada and ninety days for all other international orders.

If you feel that you have missed an issue and would like to request a replacement copy, please submit a claim form. Once you have received e-mail confirmation that your claim has been filled, a replacement copy will be shipped from our warehouse within ten working days. If we are unable to fill your claim for any reason, an explanation will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided on the claim form.

Please contact our Customer Service department at subscriptions@dukeupress.edu for the status of your membership subscription.

To request a replacement copy, please submit a claim form. Once you have received e-mail confirmation that your claim has been filled, a replacement copy will be shipped from our warehouse within ten working days. If we are unable to fill your claim for any reason, an explanation will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided on the claim form. Your replacement copy will be shipped by USPS surface mail. Please allow six weeks for delivery within the United States and Canada, and ninety days for all other international orders.

Please submit a claim form. Once you have received e-mail confirmation that your claim has been filled, a replacement copy will be shipped from our warehouse within ten working days. If we are unable to fill your claim for any reason, an explanation will be sent to the e-mail address you have provided on the claim form. Your replacement copy will be shipped by USPS surface mail. Please allow six weeks for delivery within the United States and Canada, and ninety days for all other international orders.

Member Electronic Access

Your customer number is the same as your Duke University Press account number. This number is located on the mailing label of your print copy of the journal as well as on your renewal notice. If you are unable to locate this number, please contact our Customer Service Department.

To activate online access to your subscription, please follow these instructions:
1. Go to read.dukeupress.edu/my-account/register. (Please ignore the message "Already have a Duke University Press account?" if your account was created before November 20, 2017.)
2. Complete the form to activate your access. Enter your customer number. (If you do not know your customer number, contact orders@dukeupress.edu.)
3. Click “Register.” You should now have access to your journal.

Membership and Annual Conferences

It depends on when the conference is held and whether the society has membership requirements for conference attendees or for those who present papers. Membership is based on a calendar year. If you join a society before September 1, your membership is for the current calendar year. You will receive the affiliated journal's issues that have been published during that calendar year (some of which will be back issues). If you join after September 1, please specify at the time of ordering if your membership is for the current year or for the next year.

Membership requirements for attending a society's annual conference vary by society. Please contact your society directly for more information.

Please contact your society regarding annual conference registration and participation requirements.

Please contact your society regarding discounts on the annual meeting registration fee.

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