The SCT membership year runs from January 1 - December 31.
New members who join during the year and prior to September 30, will receive all copies (back issues) of the Journal published prior to the join date in that calendar year, as well as all future issues published after join date, equating to a full year Journal subscription.
New members who join between October 1 - December 31 will receive member benefits through December 31 of the following year. New members who join between October 1 - December 31 will not receive back issues of the Journal for the year they joined, but will receive the full year subscription for the next year.
Prospective members and renewing members can also join/renew when registering for the Annual Meeting (registration usually opens in January). The non-member registration fee includes membership through 12/31.