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When you join AOCS, you join an established support system that will advance your career as you advance the science and technology of lipids, oils, fats, surfactants, and related materials. As an AOCS member, you will have unique opportunities to collaborate with leading researchers and innovators across industry, academia, and government. Discover your new professional home. You belong here!

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NEW in 2018! Online access to AOCS journals - savings of US $600

AOCS Journals

Starting in January members will have FREE online access to AOCS journals, a savings of up to US $600. As a member, you will be able to read, download, and cite all current and back issues of:

Membership also includes:

AOCS Premium Content Library - up to US $180 savings

Exclusive access to valuable content-including presentations from AOCS Annual Meetings-on inform|connect. Search, explore, and save content from this collection of AOCS resources.

Meeting registration

Save on registration rates at AOCS meetings and discover the latest education and research, engage in face-to-face collaborations, and develop important connections with professionals from around the world.

INFORM magazine (Print and Digital) – US $195 savings

Get the latest scientific advances, business developments, trends, and critical issues in the areas of oils, fats, and related materials.
Student members receive digital access only.

Publications discount

Receive 30% off AOCS Press and Academic Press titles and Elsevier books.

Membership Directory access

Connect with your peers around the globe with exclusive access to the membership directory. Find the right connections to enhance your network.
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Career Services

Receive up to a 50% discount on all job posting services. All job seeker services are free.

Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 7th Edition – save US $375.

Revised by academic, corporate and government experts to ensure that the most technically accurate methods are presented. Meet ISO 17025 requirements and have the newest additions.

Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) – more than US $20 savings per series

Maintain your lab’s high standards by participating in the world’s most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil- and fat-related commodities, oilseeds, oilseed meals, and edible fats. Full year LPP participants are eligible for Approved Chemist recognition.

What type of AOCS membership is right for me?

Active (individual)
Professionals with an interest in the science and technology of fats, oils, and related substances are eligible for Active membership. Active memberships are non-transferable and for a calendar year. Join or renew by credit card! To pay by other payment options, download the membership application (.pdf).
Currently unemployed? We will waive the dues, for one (1) year, for individuals seeking full-time employment. Contact AOCS to request this opportunity.

If you are a current member who is 62 years of age or older and works fewer than 150 days per year, contact AOCS to request Retired membership.

A Full-time student (undergraduate or graduate) who works no more than 50% time, excluding academic assistantships and/or fellowships. Verification of these conditions may be requested. Student membership is non-transferable and for a calendar year. Join or renew!

Student membership benefits include:
•  AOCS Premium Content Library
•  INFORM magazine
•  Membership Directory access
•  Career Services
•  Division memberships (optional)
•  Student Common Interest Group (SCIG) (optional)

A current member who (1) meets the qualification of Retired AOCS membership and has completed 35 years of membership in the Society, or (2) is a past President, AOCS Award of Merit winner, or A.R. Baldwin Distinguished Service Award winner is eligible. Emeritus AOCS membership is granted with the approval of two-thirds of the Governing Board. Contact AOCS for more information.

Corporate members partner with AOCS to show their support to the industry and Society, while at the same time receive substantial savings and perks. These include free memberships, complimentary Annual Meeting registrations, and visibility to thousands of leaders in the fats and oils industry. AOCS works with companies to create custom benefits packages to fit their specific needs. Learn more.

Learn why these members joined…

“Early in my career, being part of the broader research community at AOCS helped establish my credibility at a global company that used fats and oils and lipid chemistry extensively.”
- Steve Hill, Vice-President, T. Marzetti's, Member since 1987


AOCS gives me the right balance of technical and commercial aspects. That’s why I rank AOCS much higher than other organizations that I belong to.”
- Vishal Jain, Group Leader, Lipids, Mondelez International Member since 2004


“Being a member of AOCS has allowed me to develop more collaborations that have resulted in research that I wouldn't have been able to do on my own.”
- Bryan Moser, Research Chemist USDA-ARS National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Member since 2005


AOCS has afforded me the opportunities to become engaged with the society.”
– Fred Eller, USDA, Member since 2000


“This is the organization that you need to join to keep up with what’s new in the industry.”
- Rick Theiner, Senior Principal Application Engineer, Evonik industries, Member since 1998


“Being part of AOCS aided me in getting a job because I had so many professional members give me advice as I was coming to the end of my graduate program. I see that mentorship continuing as I start my professional career. I feel incredibly well equipped.”
- Sara Shinn, Assistant Professor, Fresno State University, Member since 2012