Membership Types

Membership provides immediate access to a global network of experts in fats, oils, proteins, surfactants and related-materials.

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Membership types

AOCS Membership is for the calendar year (January 1 through December 31) and is non-transferable. By applying for AOCS membership, you are agreeing to be governed by the AOCS bylaws and the code of ethics.

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Active (individual) membership

Professionals with an interest in the science and technology of fats, oils and related substances are eligible for Active memberships.
Cost: US $185.00

Active Member Benefits Include:

  • AOCS Premium Content Library on inform|connect
    o   Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society (JAOCS)
    o   Lipids
    o   Journal of Surfactants and Detergents
  • Print and digital access of INFORM magazine
  • Discounts on meeting registrations
  • Discounts on publications including books and US $420 on the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS, 7th Edition

Student membership

To qualify, you must be an undergraduate, or graduate student who works no more than 50%, excluding academic assistantships and/or fellowships. Verification of these conditions may be requested.
Cost: US $20.00

Student Member Benefits Include:

  • AOCS Premium Content Library on inform|connect
  • Online access to INFORM magazine
  • Online Career Services
  • FREE Student Common Interest Group Membership
  • Discount on Division membership (optional)
  • Student Common Interest Group (optional)

Retired

If you are a current member who is 62 years of age or older and work fewer than 150 days per year, contact AOCS to request Retired membership. Cost: US $105.00


Emeritus

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.


Special circumstances
Whether due to job loss or career transition, AOCS supports your career even during difficult times. Contact us about our one-time transitional membership.

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“AOCS links my past and present as I develop my career in lipid research. Volunteering in AOCS has provided opportunities to meet professionals outside of my research field and to think about other applications and inspire ideas. I have also gained more confidence with communication and collaboration through my various volunteering experiences.”
—Megan Hums, Eurofins

“I learn more from INFORM every month than from all my reading and reviewing activities. This is very high value for the membership.”
—Alejandro G. Marangoni, PhD, Professor and CRC Chair, Dept. Food Science, University of Guelph