Renew your AOCS membership

Stay connected with our global community working in all areas of fats, oils, proteins, surfactants, and related materials.

Global connections and scientific advancements are more important than ever. As an AOCS member, you have the power to expand your knowledge, facilitate research collaborations, and enrich your work.

Renew now

Renew your AOCS membership for 2023 to maintain the member-only benefits you need to succeed in an ever-changing world. It only takes a few minutes to renew.

The renewal period runs September – December 2022. You will receive an invoice by email and can mail it back or renew online. Renew before December 31, 2022, to ensure your AOCS membership continues in 2023.

AOCS Member Benefits

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.

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.

Discounts on AOCS Meeting and Event Registrations

Save on registration rates at AOCS meetings and discover the latest education and research while developing important connections with professionals from around the world.

Discount on AOCS Books

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 the AOCS 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.

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

Known throughout the world as the most comprehensive collection of analytical testing methods for edible fats and oils, surfactants, phospholipids, plant proteins, and similar compounds, the Official Methods and Recommended Practices of the AOCS contains more than 450 methods. As a member, you receive deeply discounted pricing for this essential resource.

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.

Member Communities

Be part of smaller, focused communities within the AOCS family that connects you to peers around the globe. Our interest-specific Divisions are 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 are a student, young professional, or professional educator.

Career Center

The AOCS Career Center helps you find your next opportunity. It offers tools and resources to efficiently search and apply for the positions most relevant to your expertise and most interesting to you. For employers, the Career Center provides a platform to find exceptional talent.

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.

Is your current membership still right for you? Explore membership types designed for your focus, experience and role in the industry. Contact Bill Stanton at for assistance in customizing your AOCS membership experience.