IRA Membership Categories & Rates

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  • Basic MembershipReading Today magazine and other materials are delivered in print and available online.
  • Online MembershipReading Today magazine and other materials are available only online.
  • Student Membership… discounted rates are available for up to five years to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
  • Emeritus Membership… special rates for those fully retired and who have been an IRA member continuously for 10 years or more.
  • Developing Economy Membership… special options available for residents of developing economies.
  • 25-Year Membership… special rates are available for those who have been an IRA member continuously for 25 or more years. Please e-mail customer service or call 800-336-7323 (U.S. and Canada) or 302-731-1600.

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Become a member and subscribe to IRA's research-based, practical journals

All IRA members may subscribe to one or more of our journals. Basic, Online, Student, Emeritus, and 25-year memberships include Reading Today, IRA’s bimonthly magazine. Developing Economy members may purchase Reading Today separately.

Prices are in U.S. dollars. All memberships have a one-year duration.

Membership options

Basic  $39 Online  $29 Student & Emeritus  $24
Add one or more journals to your membership Print & Online Online Only Online Only Print & Online Online Only
The Reading Teacher
for those working with children up to age 12
(8 issues per year)

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
for educators of older students
(8 issues per year)

Reading Research Quarterly
for those committed to scholarship in literacy
(4 issues per year)
$30
per journal
per year
$24
per journal
per year
$24
per journal
per year
$18
per journal
per year
$14
per journal
per year
Access IRA – access to all available issues of The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, and Reading Research Quarterly online access only
$100 $100 $60
RRQ Library – online access to every issue since 1965 (for Reading Research Quarterly subscribers only) online access only
$36 $36 $22

Special rates are available for residents of developing economies and schools and institutions.



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IRA membership is a great value and yet we know that budgets are tighter than ever. If you've never been a member of IRA and would like to be a part of the IRA community with limited benefits at no cost, the IRA Associate Program is for you!

IRA Associates receive two benefits:

  • IRA Inspire, our monthly e-newsletter that delivers energizing, creative classroom ideas and minilessons focused on a timely central theme and written by classroom teachers
  • The opportunity to subscribe to the exclusive IRA Connect LISTSERV online discussion forum for literacy educators

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