Every sociologist or friend of sociology is welcome to become a member of SSA!

As of 2023, the SSA is pleased to announce new membership rates. We now have reduced rates for students and all members, as well as a simplification of membership categories.

Besides, over 2023 the Swiss Journal of Sociology will become an online publication only. In prevision of this shift, the softcopy of the Swiss Journal of Sociology will only be available based on a supplemental fee (+50 CHF per member).

Yearly fees:

StudentsCHF 50.-
Regular membersCHF 150.-
Permanent contract / tenured memberCHF 200.-
Additional fee for the printed copy of the Swiss Journal of Sociology (3 issues per year)CHF 50.-
Institutional membership ( including the Swiss Journal of Sociology)
(only available for institutions; this does not cover the individual membership of institute staff)
CHF 300.-

Additional institutional donations are welcome, please write to our secretariat for further information on how to make a donation (

Are included in the membership:

  • Free access to all headings of SSA, including the job forum
  • Swiss Journal of Sociology (3 issues per year, progressively available online only)
  • The bulletin (2 issues per year)
  • The electronic Newsletter (min. 2 issues per year)
  • Reduced enrollment fees in congresses and seminars
  • Every year, one book half-price from the Éditions Seismo
  • Membership in our research networks (depending on interests)

Become a member and join fellow colleagues in Switzerland and beyond!