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ABS Membership


The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit scientific society, founded to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior. ABS members are from all over the world, but primarily from the Americas. Membership is open to all those interested in the study of animal behavior.



Access to Animal Behaviour

All current members receive electronic access to the Animal Behaviour journal through Elsevier's Science Direct service, which is separate from your ABS account. To activate access and to create your personal account, you will need your Elsevier customer reference number. Your customer reference number can be found in the Member Services- journal reference number in your ABS account. The Customer Reference Number has to be entered at:

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/anbehav/activate/absmembers

Note that “https://” MUST be entered for this URL – “http://” will not work. This is to ensure that your registration details are secured when you enter them into the registration form. Also, please do NOT use special characters, such as ö, ä, æ when entering your personal details into the profile form.

In the future you can go straight to: http://www.sciencedirect.com/anbehav and enter your personal username and password in the login bar on the top of the page.

If you encounter any problems registering, please note that older browsers may not support SSL encryption, which is required for secure data transmission. Also, cookies must be enabled in your browser to support the registration process.

Should you require any assistance, please contact Elsevier/Science Direct as follows:

Customers in North, Central, and South America should contact:
Telephone: 1-888-615-4500 (+1 212-462-1978 if calling from outside the USA and Canada)
Fax: +1 212-633-3680
E-mail: usinfo@sciencedirect.com

Customers in Europe, The Middle East and Africa should contact:
Telephone: +31 20 485 3767
Fax: +31 20 485 3432
E-mail: nlinfo@sciencedirect.com

Customers in Asia Pacific including Australia (except Japan) should contact:
Telephone: +65 434 3727
Fax: +65 337 2230
E-mail: sginfo@sciencedirect.com

Customers in Japan should contact: Telephone: +81 3-5561-5034
Fax: +81 3-5561-5047
E-mail: jp.dls@elsevier.com

ScienceDirect is an independent third party, with their own authorization scheme, and not directly associated with the Animal Behavior Society.