The purpose of the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS) is to promote the scientific study of subjectivity.
– ISSSSS Bylaws
ISSSS began in 1985 and the first President of the society was Donald Brenner. It now has a membership of around 200 and an executive committee made up of elected officers and ad hoc contributors.
The society supports the publication of a journal Operant Subjectivity: The International Journal of Q Methodology and the organisation of an annual conference most often in September. Conferences typically alternate between Europe and America and are usually hosted by local Q methodologists. Most recently we met in Ancona, Italy 2015; in 2016 our conference is in New Orleans, USA; and we will meet in Glasgow, UK in 2017.
Society membership fees are kept low – although it is generally better value to join if you are coming to the conference! Membership perks include access to all back issues of Operant Subjectivity – at the low cost of $50 a year (regular members) or $20 (student members).