Wildlife Disease Association


Member Benefits

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Why join?

Why Join WDA?
This word cloud was made by members at the 68th Annual International Conference in Tahoe City, CA, who listed three things that they loved about WDA. We hope our list contains words that speak to you.

Inspiring, Professional, Inclusive, Health, Disease, Collegial, Science 
Member benefits for publishing in and receiving the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, plus BioOne Complete; funding multiple small research grants and student manuscript awards

Family, Laughter, Networking, Education Future, Supportive, Best Jobs 
Connect with old and new colleagues and friends; reduced registration fees at WDA conferences; participate in or support student activities, chapters, and awards and mentorships; stay in touch with wildlife news, conferences, jobs and educational opportunities from around the world through our website, e-news, newsletter and active Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds.

Conservation, Collaboration, All People, Motivating Dedication, Wildlife, Hope
Let your passion shine; contribute to the health, management, and conservation of wildlife; actively participate, and help shape the future of WDA; join one of our eight committees, or the Wildlife Veterinary Section; act as associate editor or reviewer for the JWD; or seek a leadership position as a council member or officer.

WDA Member Benefits

WDA Council approves waived page charges for members publishing in the JWD in 2022

The WDA Council has approved the following changes to page charges for publication in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases for the calendar year of 2022.

The primary/first author will have author page charges waived for accepted articles submitted during 2022, under the following criteria:

Has renewed for 2022 their regular or student membership of the WDA, at the latest by the time the manuscript is submitted to the JWD.


Has renewed for 2022 their membership in any category (associate, regular, student), at the latest at the time the manuscript is submitted to the JWD, and their listed address with the WDA is in one of the 123 countries that receive free access to the JWD. This list can be found at https://www.jwildlifedis.org/page/countryaccess.


Is an Emeritus or Lifetime member.

Standard fees will still apply for color images or publishing the article as Open Access.