Journal Opt-In FAQ

Going Green

BELMAS is going green. From Jan 2022, the BELMAS membership fee will include online access to our journals only. Hard copies can be opted into for an additional fee. From Nov 1st 2021, renewing members will be prompted to make their opt in preferences known during the renewal process. 

I've already renewed this year, can I opt in too?

Absolutely! Members who have renewed prior to Nov 1st 2021 will be contacted separately regarding their opt-in preferences. 

What are the fees?

£72 (GBP) for EMAL* and £28 (GBP) for MIE. 

*For EMAL's 50th Anniversary, hard copies will be free for 2022. 

Can I pay for hard copies of EMAL but have online access for MiE?

Yes. You can choose this as part of the opt-in process.

Can I opt in to receive hard copies at a later date in the year?

No. You must make your selection on your renewal date only. 

If I cancel my subscription can I be reimbursed for the remaining part of the opt in fee? 

No. The opt in fee is a non-refundable payment for 12 months’ issues of the journals.

How do I notify you of a change in postal address?  

Log in to the BELMAS website and change your address in “My Details” under “Member Area” or email

Can I terminate my BELMAS subscription but still receive the hard copies of journals if I pay the opt in fee? 

No. This is a member benefit only.

How do I access the journals online?

Information on how to access the journals online can be found here

For further questions, please email the BELMAS Office.

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