Renew your AOCS membership

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

Your global connections and scientific advancements are more important than ever before—renew your AOCS membership for 2021 to ensure you maintain the member-only benefits you need to succeed.


Members will continue to work together in more inclusive and exciting ways next year—at the 2021 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, through our inform|connect online community, and by accessing cutting-edge content available in many different ways.

Renew your membership today to keep your place in our global family of bright minds across industry, academia and government working in all areas of the fats and oils supply chain, from laboratory to field and product.

Maintain uninterrupted access to your favorite resources

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The renewal period runs September – December 2020.

You will receive an invoice by mail and can mail it back or renew online. Renew before December 31, 2020, to ensure your AOCS membership continues in 2021.

Do you need assistance with your renewal?

Contact our team at or +1 217-693-4813 for support. Or access our step-by-step renewal guide.

Janet Cheney, Director, AOCS Membership
Janet Cheney

Director, AOCS

Victoria Santo, Program Manager, Membership Recognition
Victoria Santo

Program Manager,
Membership Recognition

As an AOCS member, you have the power to expand your knowledge, facilitate research collaborations and enrich your work. Enjoy a variety of member-only benefits in 2021, with more to be announced!

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.

Unlimited AOCS journal access and open access publishing discount

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).

Access to an exclusive webinar library

Members have unlimited access to the full AOCS webinar library, with new and archived webinars covering topics that span 10 interest areas. View a selection of past webinars.

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 current membership still right for you? Explore membership types designed for your focus, experience and role in the industry. Contact Janet Brown at or +1 217-693-4813 for assistance in customizing your AOCS membership experience. We look forward to collaborating together in 2021!