Renew your AOCS membership

It only takes a few minutes to renew your membership and maintain your member-only access.

Why renew?

Renewing maintains the member benefits you know and use daily to succeed. PLUS, membership gives you access to newly-added special offers — including unlimited access to featured AOCS presentations in the member-only webinar library and an exclusive Society discount on open access publishing through AOCS journals to share your work on a global scale.

Continue your role in this vast community of bright minds across industry, academia and government by renewing your membership today.


Eric Decker“AOCS opens up a world of scientific and technical knowledge to members. It’s equipped me with the resources and support I need to do well-informed work in areas that matter most to my professional goals.” 

— Eric A. Decker, Professor and Head of the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Maintain uninterrupted access to your favorite resources:

  • The renewal period runs September - December.
  • You will receive an invoice by mail and can mail it back or renew online.
  • Renew now to ensure your AOCS membership continues in 2020.

Do you need assistance with your renewal? Contact our team at or +1 217-693-4897 for support. Or access our step-by-step renewal guide!

Your membership establishes you as part of a global support system dedicated to advancing the science and technology of oils, fats, proteins, surfactants and related materials. As a member, you have the power to expand your knowledge, facilitate research collaborations and enrich your work.

Renew your membership today to continue accessing:

AOCS Premium Content Library

Exclusive access to valuable content, including book chapters, AOCS meetings presentations and articles.  Search, explore, and save content from this member-only, curated 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)

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.

Access to current and archived issues of AOCS journals

Members have free online access to all current and archived issues of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS), Lipids and the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents (JSD).

Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 7th Edition

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)

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.

Divisions, Sections and CIGs

Be a part of a smaller, focused community within the AOCS family that connects you to peers around the globes. Our Divisions are interest-specific, where likeminded individuals share technical expertise and opportunities related to their area of focus. AOCS Sections connect you to peers in your region around the globe, providing a local forum. AOCS Common Interest Groups (CIGs) create the opportunity to connect and share experiences with members at a similar career stage – whether you're a student, a young professional, or a professional educator.

Is your membership type still right for you? Explore member packages designed for your focus, experience and role in the industry. Contact Janet Brown at or +1 217-693-4897 for assistance in customizing your AOCS membership experience. We look forward to a great 2020 with you!