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Global Nutrition Partnership Program - A.S.P.E.N

Through the Global Nutrition Partnership Program (GNP), international sister societies from countries classified by the World Bank as low or middle income economies* may have a group of their members join A.S.P.E.N. for a reduced membership fee.


A.S.P.E.N. is very excited to offer the GNP after working for years with many societies that have expressed interest in this type of partnership. Not only will the program make membership in A.S.P.E.N. more affordable and allow for more efficient payments in U.S. funds, each sister society can tout participation in the GNP as an additional member benefit to their own members and consider this program an opportunity to pave the way for future collaborations with A.S.P.E.N.

Program Benefits:

All of the GNP Society’s participating individual members will receive:

  • Electronic only access to both of A.S.P.E.N.’s peer-reviewed journals, the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN) and Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP). Print versions of the journal may be included for an additional fee.
  • Access to both A.S.P.E.N. journals via mobile app (currently available on iPad and iPhone).
  • Special discounts on all A.S.P.E.N. events, publications, and merchandise.
  • Access to members-only content on the A.S.P.E.N. website, which includes the Evidence Analysis Library available via A.S.P.E.N.’s partnership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Access to A.S.P.E.N.’s private member community, ASPENConnect, which provides the ability to interact with other members from around the world.
  • Access to complimentary lectures of the month and other special members-only offerings.
  • Full voting privileges and eligibility to participate in A.S.P.E.N.’s many volunteer opportunities including committees and task forces.
  • Participation in and access to all new member benefits that are added in the future.
  • GNP Societies are also able to participate in A.S.P.E.N.’s Translation Program for documents including clinical guidelines and standards.(a)

Note: Individuals in low-income economies have free access to JPEN and NCP. (b)

Participation Requirements and Information:

To participate, an individual must be a member of a national society that is the representative clinical nutrition organization in that country. The society will identify members, collect payment, and have each member complete a membership application or submit the information necessary to add each individual to the A.S.P.E.N. database. These materials can be submitted to the A.S.P.E.N. office in either June or December so that memberships may begin on either July 1 or January 1. Participation in the program requires a minimum of 10 members from a sister society.

Dues Rates:

A.S.P.E.N. membership dues for this special program are based on the World Bank economic rating for the country of the primary clinical nutrition society.

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Print Journals (8 issues of JPEN & 6 issues of NCP each year) may be included for an additional $25 per person. This option must apply to all members from a participating country.

*World Bank Country Categories:

† Upper-Middle-Income Economies:
Includes Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Romania, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela
† Lower-Middle-Income Economies:
Includes Armenia, Bolivia, Georgia, Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia
‡ Low-Income Economies: Includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chad, Haiti, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Somalia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Note: Individuals residing in countries in this category have free electronic access to A.S.P.E.N. journals. b
A.S.P.E.N. incorporates updates to categories as designated by the World Bank. A complete, current list of countries may be accessed on the World Bank website.

(a)Translations Program for A.S.P.E.N. Documents:

Another benefit of participating in the GNP is the opportunity to translate and reprint or otherwise distribute the Society’s Board-Approved Documents, such as clinical guidelines or standards, upon receipt of approval from A.S.P.E.N. This gives GNP Societies the ability to provide A.S.P.E.N.’s resources to their members in their native language, which will allow for more efficient and effective distribution of important information.The GNP Society is responsible for obtaining the translation of any documents for which approval is granted, unless other arrangements have been made with A.S.P.E.N. It is A.S.P.E.N.’s policy to have all translations verified for accuracy by a professional translation company; A.S.P.E.N. will oversee the verification process,and the cost for this verification will be paid by A.S.P.E.N. unless the GNP Society has received outside funding for the translation effort. In those cases, the GNP Society will be responsible for the verification costs. Upon approval of the translation, the GNP Society will be permitted to reprint or otherwise distribute the requested Board-Approved Documents, as specified in the agreement, with inclusion of a disclaimer and copyright notice (text to be provided by A.S.P.E.N.).

(b)JPEN and NCP Available Through The HINARI Program:

The HINARI program enables developing countries to gain free access to the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and Nutrition in Clinical Practice.

GNP Societies that are based in a country included in the list below may register for access to the publications through the Core Offer of HINARI. The list is based on four factors: Total GNI (World Bank figures), GNI per capita (World Bank figures), United Nations Least Developed Country (LDCs) List and Human Development Index (HDI).

All GNP Societies can determine if they already participate in the HINARI program: All those not listed simply need to complete the registration form to become a participant:

Afghanistan Angola Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo Côte d'Ivoire Democratic People's Republic of Korea Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia Ghana Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Kenya Kiribati Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Maldives Mali Mauritania Micronesia (Federated States of) Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Papua New Guinea Republic of Moldova Rwanda Samoa São Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia South Sudan Sudan Swaziland Syrian Arab Republic Tajikistan Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tuvalu Uganda United Republic of Tanzania Uzbekistan Vanuatu Viet Nam West Bank and Gaza Strip Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

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