What is IBANGS?

IBANGS, the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society, was founded in 1996 and promotes research and learning in the field of behavioural and neural genetics. IBANGS is an established society with several hundred members worldwide. The membership is diverse, and includes established scientists, postdoctoral fellows, students, journalists, and individuals with a keen interest in behavioural neurogenetics. We welcome new members. IBANGS is a founding member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.

Why Join IBANGS?

IBANGS membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to the Society's premier journal: Genes Brain and Behavior (G2B) and reduced page charges for papers published in G2B
  • Reduced registration costs for IBANGS annual conferences.
  • Full membership in the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).
  • Free complimentary subscription to the online version of the FENS journal, The European Journal of Neuroscience, and reduced cost subscription to the print version.
  • Attend the main FENS meetings or any meeting sponsored by the 28 FENS member societies at reduced member rates.
  • Subscribe at a discounted rate to several leading neuroscience journals. Purchase books at IBANGS and FENS rates.
  • Take advantage of FENS sponsorship to present abstracts at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting.
  • IBANGS members receive a 10% discount on the article publication charge for Brain and Behavior when they submit a paper directly to this open access journal.
  • Participate in shaping the future of IBANGS, a vibrant society in a dynamic field.
  • Support a great society!


IBANGS members receive a free subscription to Genes, Brain and Behavior, which is published jointly by IBANGS and Wiley-Blackwell. This publisher is internationally renowned for high quality scholarly journals.

Genes Brain and Behavior offers the following features:

  • 8 Issues per year
  • Online submissions with first editorial decisions within 3-4 weeks and fast publication at Wiley-Blackwell
  • High visibility through its coverage by Medline, PubMed, Index Medicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, ISI Alerting Services, Neuroscience Citation Index, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, PsycINFO and Chemical Abstracts
  • G2B's 2015 Impact Factor of 3.275
  • Available in thousands of international libraries and institutions
  • A large and varied editorial board comprising of international specialists

Membership Rates

  • Memberships are effective from Jan 1 – December 31. New memberships and renewals received after 10/1 are effective through the following calendar year.
  • Current membership rates: 
    • $135 regular membership with online G2B access
    • $45 student membership (undergraduate, graduate or postdoc) with online G2B access

Joining IBANGS is Easy

To join IBANGS just click on the correct form under the membership tab. You will receive an on-line subscription to our journal Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B).  Please note:  If your membership has expired, please use the new member form and not the renewal form.