About Us

IBANGS, the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society, was founded in 1996 and promotes research and learning in the field of behavioral and neural genetics. IBANGS is an established society with several hundred members worldwide. The membership is diverse, and includes established scientists, postdoctoral fellows, students, 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:

  • Reduced registration costs for IBANGS annual conferences.
  • Eligibility for society career awards at all levels.
  • Travel awards for students and postdocs
  • Career and professional development opportunities.
  • Career and resume guidance provided by senior members.
  • Serve on IBANGS committees.
  • Nominate, vote, and run in IBANGS elections
  • Submit scientific symposium proposals or serve on the Program Committee and have a voice in the selection of scientific symposia presented at the annual meeting.
  • Free and unlimited advertising in the society newsletter.
  • Network, socialize, and collaborate with other scientists working in neurobehavioral genetics.
  • Subscription to the Society's premier journal: Genes Brain and Behavior (G2B) and reduced page charges for papers published in G2B. Scientists in eligible countries may access the journal via Research4Life
  • Full membership in the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).
  • Complimentary subscription to the online version of the FENS journal, The European Journal of Neuroscience, and reduced cost subscription to the print version.
  • Participate in shaping the future of neurobehavioral genetics.


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. Members obtain G2B access information directly from Wiley-Blackwell.

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 2019 Impact Factor of 3.397
  • Available in thousands of international libraries and institutions
  • A large and varied editorial board comprising of international specialists

Membership Rates

Joining IBANGS is Easy

To join IBANGS just click on the correct form above or under the membership tab from the homepage. You will receive an on-line subscription to our journal Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B).