Help Topic: Southern Political Science Association (SPSA) Membership Services

General information

You can join the Southern Political Science Association, register for the SPSA conference (including registering for the luncheon and keynote address), contribute to the SPSA endowment funds, or renew your existing SPSA membership on Cambridge Journals Online. You will need to have registered with Cambridge Journals Online and be logged in to use this feature.

Registration by mail

You can also purchase your membership or register for the conference by mail. Once you have clicked either the member or non-member option, you will see a link to the Printable Registration Form which allows you to download a PDF form. Print this form and mail it to Cambridge University Press with your check.

Any conference registrations not submitted before November 30th must be submitted on-site at the conference. Note that all on-site conference registrations will attract a surcharge.

Cancellation and refund policies

  • Conference registration and Luncheon/keynote address: If you cancel your purchase before November 30th, you will receive a full refund. If the cancellation is made after November 30th, no refund will be given.
  • Membership: If you cancel your membership before the first issue of the Journal of Politics is mailed to you, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel after the first issue is sent, no refund will be given.
  • Endowment fund: Refunds for endowment fund contributions are not, as a rule, made. The society will review cancellations of endowment fund contributions on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions, please contact the SPSA at

Pricing note:

You will notice that all prices for SPSA conference-and-membership-related purchases are listed in US dollars only. If you are a user from outside the United States of America, you will be charged in US dollars for any SPSA conference or membership purchases you make. Your credit card company will convert this purchase to your local currency at their conversion rate as of the date of the transaction.

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