Do you have a question about ACR/ARP membership? Check out our frequently asked questions. If you don't find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us.
To join as a new member, visit the Membership Types page. To see how to renew or reinstate a past membership, visit the Renew Membership page.
Visit the Membership Types page to see the requirements for ACR/ARP categories.
Learn more on the Membership Benefits page.
Membership applications are processed within 2-3 business days upon receipt. Once your application is approved, you will receive an email confirmation.
Memberships are for one calendar year from the date of activation and are renewed annually.
Members who are unable to pay the full dues rate may request a 50% dues reduction. Examples of requests would include sudden loss of income, financial/economic hardship, or medical leave. To request a dues reduction, write a letter citing the reason(s) for your request. Dues reductions apply for one year only; a new written request must be made at the time of renewal each year. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACR is a 501c(6) organization and membership dues are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution for U.S. federal income tax purposes. ACR dues may be tax deductible as an ordinary business expense (less lobbying allocations). Dues paid are deductible at 65%.
Membership receipts are available online in My Account under My Orders. If you are unable to download your receipt, please contact email@example.com.
Dues invoices are available online in My Account under My Orders. If you are unable to download your invoice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your membership expiration date is listed on your My Account page. The membership department will send mail and email reminders to you beginning three months before your membership expires.
You can renew your membership online on the My Account page.
If you do not renew your membership before the end of your term, follow the prompts to Rejoin on the My Account page. You will select your same membership category, re-attest to the bylaws and code of ethics, and then be able to pay the dues for your new membership term.
You can rejoin online through My Account.
Take note of your membership category to be sure you rejoin at the correct rate.
Journal subscriptions are offered only to ACR/ARP members. Journal type and delivery vary based on your membership type.
To access the full text of articles in Arthritis & Rheumatology or Arthritis Care & Research, members should login on the ACR website and then go to the journals page. Select the journal you would like to read and then scroll down to the section "Member" where you will see a link to access the journal. This link connects you to the publisher's website without requiring another login.
Selecting the "online only" option will stop delivery of printed copies for both journals. Your journal subscription already includes online access. Selecting "online only" means you do not wish to receive printed copies.
To stop delivery of monthly printed journals, update your privacy settings.
To start delivery of monthly printed journals, update your privacy settings.
If you would like to make a voluntary contribution to RheumPAC, the ACR's political action committee, please visit the RheumPAC page for investment information. Contributions must be made with a personal check or credit card and may only be made by United States citizens.
You may make a voluntary contribution to the Rheumatology Research Foundation with your annual membership dues payment or on the Foundation’s website.