For IEEE Members : How to Renew Your Subscription

Member IEEE Spectrum/TI 2014 Subscription Renewal Instructions

As a new or renewing IEEE member in 2014, there are three delivery options available for receiving your 2014 subscription to IEEE Spectrum and the quarterly edition of The Institute (TI). The three options are:

1. Print subscription to IEEE Spectrum and TI

2. Digital facsimile subscription to IEEE Spectrum and TI

3. Combination of print and digital subscription to IEEE Spectrum and TI

Default options vary by member grade.  Please read the descriptions below for further information to better understand what your default delivery is and what other delivery options are available.

Student/Graduate Student

Professional grade

 

Student/Graduate Student

All Student and Graduate Student members, new or renewing, who are entitled to an IEEE Spectrum subscription in 2014, will exercise one of three options to get IEEE Spectrum and TI by completing the appropriate section of the IEEE 2014 membership renewal or join form. As a qualified member subscriber your options include:

Digital Delivery (Default):  This is the default option for Student and Graduate student member, for new and renewing members starting with the 2013 membership year.  This digital facsimile subscription is available as a Web-based version, downloadable PDF version, or iPad and Android tablet versions. The links to each monthly issue of IEEE Spectrum (quarterly for TI) are delivered in an e-mail alert each month. Digital subscribers also get a fully populated archive of all issues accessible 24/7 on a “my Qmags” page on the Web. This does mean that renewing Student and Graduate Student members will no longer be served a print subscription to IEEE Spectrum or TI by default.  There is no additional fee.

Print Delivery: Checking this option means you elect to receive only a print subscription (to both IEEE Spectrum andTI).  There is an additional fee of US$5.00.

Combination (Print and Digital Delivery): Checking this option means you elect to receive a print and digital subscription for an additional fee of US$14.95. Student and Graduate Students Members taking this option will get both a print and digital subscription in 2014 to IEEE Spectrum and The Institute.

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Professional grade

All professional grade members in qualifying categories, new or renewing, who are entitled to an IEEE Spectrum subscription in 2014, will exercise one of three options to get IEEE Spectrum and TI by completing the appropriate section of the IEEE 2014 membership renewal or join form. As a qualified member subscriber you can select:

Option One: Checking this option means you elect to receive only a print subscription (to both IEEE Spectrum and TI).  There is no additional fee for choosing this option.

Option Two: Checking this option means you elect to take a digital facsimile subscription available as a Web-based version, downloadable PDF version, or iPad and Android tablet versions. The links to each monthly issue of IEEE Spectrum (quarterly for TI) are delivered in an e-mail alert each month. Digital subscribers also get a fully populated archive of all issues accessible 24/7 on a “my Qmags” page on the Web. Checking this option does mean, however, that you will not be served a print subscription to IEEE Spectrum or TI in 2014.  There is no additional fee for choosing this option.

Option Three: Checking this option means you elect to receive a print subscription as your primary member benefit, but will additionally purchase a digital subscription at a special annual member rate of US$9.95. Members taking this option will get both a print and digital subscription in 2014 to IEEE Spectrum and The Institute.

Important Notes: 

iPad and Android Tablet Devices:

Digital Delivery also offers the opportunity to read IEEE Spectrum on an iPad and certain Android tablet devices.(Not Smartphones)  To access your issue follow the instructions below.

1.  Go to the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store and search for IEEE Spectrum.

2.  Install the application on your tablet device.

3.  Login using the e-mail address where digital IEEE Spectrum is delivered (your e-mail address of record with IEEE), and a Qmags password. Since most won’t know their Qmags password, touch “Forgot Password” and it will be e-mailed to you.

4.  After login, touch the IEEE Spectrum magazine cover and the entire magazine will download to your device.

Members currently getting a digital only subscription in 2014:

If you’re a member who has been getting a digital subscription in 2013, and want to continue your digital subscription in 2014, the following applies to you. When you renew your membership for 2014, your digital subscription will automatically roll over. You are not required to select this option on your 2014 membership renewal form. However, if you would like to stop your digital subscription in 2014 and go back to receiving only print, you will need to select the print option on your ONLINE 2014 membership renewal form.

You will also have the option for 2013 for getting both a print and digital subscription. If you’d like to get both print and digital subscriptions in 2013, you’ll need to check the “combination” option on your 2014 ONLINE membership renewal form. You’ll be charged an additional US$9.95 for the digital subscription - the special member rate.

Members and new members who are not currently digital subscribers:

For members and new members not familiar with the digital subscription experience, here’s an opportunity to try it (before making your option selection on the ONLINE 2014 membership renewal form). Click here to experience the Web-based version. Click here to experience the PDF downloadable version. This user experience will give you a chance to evaluate how these work and assess your comfort level with a digital subscription and help you decide if:

a) You would be satisfied with only a digital subscription (no print) or,

b) You would prefer getting both a print and digital subscription.

When you renew your membership, or when applying for membership, you’ll need to select the combination option to receive print and digital editions of IEEE Spectrum/TI.

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