How to Register for a Research Network Membership

How to Register for Membership

Step One:


To register for a Research Network Membership, you will need to login to your CG Scholar account. If you do not already have an account, you must create one. If you are creating a new account and you anticipate publishing your article or book with Common Ground, please use the same email address you provided us when you submitted your work for publication.


Step Two:

  • To register for a Research Network Membership, first navigate to the "About" section of the Research Network and select "Become a Member."
    The Research Networks and corresponding links are listed at the bottom of this page.
  • Scroll down and select "Join the Network."
    This link will take you to the Membership Registration area of CG Scholar, where you will select the "Network Membership" button.
  • After completing payment, you will be granted your one-year personal electronic subscription to the complete journal collection and book imprint and have access to the other Research Network Membership Benefits.


When joining one of Common Ground's Research Networks, you become part of an international network of scholars, researchers, and practitioners. Many of our members present at our annual conferences, publish in our journals, or write for our book imprints. Your membership makes our independent organization possible, while giving you access to a large body of knowledge and professional development opportunities.

Membership Confirmation

Step 6 of Common Ground's journal article publication process is Membership Confirmation. If an article has been accepted or accepted if revised, it will enter the membership confirmation stage. For membership to be confirmed, one author of the accepted article must have a matching Research Network Membership.

Please note, each conference registration includes a Research Network Membership. If you plan to attend a conference, you can opt to complete your conference registration at this time and receive your complimentary membership. Alternatively, if you obtain a Research Network Membership now and decide to register for a conference* at a later date, then the membership cost can be deducted from your registration. (*In either case, the conference must match the journal's Research Network and year of the membership.)


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