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INFORM magazine, an AOCS member benefit, is an easy way for professionals in the fats, oils, surfactants, and detergents areas to keep current about the latest research, developments, and critical issues. Articles are written by AOCS science writers or globally recognized experts and often include references, figures, and tables. INFORM provides content that is similar to that of a peer-reviewed journal, in a less-technical, abbreviated magazine format that is easy for professionals in all fields and at all levels to read and understand. Consequently, articles are widely read, saved, shared, and cited in research, government, and industry.

INFORM feature articles include comprehensive reviews and shorter articles about research, new analytical methods and technologies, processing technologies that improve efficiency and sustainability, health and nutrition, formulation science, critical business issues, and many other topics. Each issue also includes patent abstracts compiled by a registered US patent agent, journal references assembled by a team of experts in a variety of areas, and coverage of regulatory issues from around the globe.


INFORM  is widely read by thousands of professionals from around the world. It is available in print form (members only), an easy-to-read Digital Edition, and in our free mobile app, available for iPhone/iPad,  Android, and Kindle. INFORM Digital Edition is viewed by nearly 8,000 unique readers and is interactive and often shared via social media.   

To receive INFORM in the print version, you can either subscribe or join AOCS.


INFORM is the place to reach professionals interested in the science and technology of fats, oils, surfactants, and related materials. Learn more about the numerous advertising opportunities in the print and Digital Editions of INFORM magazine. Learn more.


Have an idea for feature article or column? Contact Editor-in-Chief and Director of Publications, Rebecca Guenard.

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