Monday, September 28, 2015

AOCS Press Celebrates Peer Review Week, September 28-October 2

What is Peer Review Week? It’s a new, informal celebration started by a group from ORCID, Science Open, Sense About Science and Wiley to build the awareness of the value and importance of peer review.

We understand and appreciate how valuable peer reviewers are to our journals and books, so AOCS Press is joining the celebration so we can celebrate you!

If you reviewed for us AOCS 2014, please visit our thank you pages for JAOCS, JSD, and Lipids. We’ll be preparing the new thank you lists for 2015 after the first of the year in 2016. We hope to see your name on our 2015 thank you pages!

To thank you even more, here are a few resources to help with your professional development:

We can also provide you with letters or certificates verifying your review record with our journals.  Contact us at

For more information about Peer Review Week, visit TheScholarly Kitchen.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Win a FREE AOCS Membership!

To celebrate the ongoing success of inform|connect*, we are sponsoring a contest, where two lucky winners will receive free AOCS membership for 2016 after completing these two steps:

  •  update your user profile including a picture, and
  •  introduce yourself, post a question, or upload a file to the library

* inform|connect is quickly gaining momentum as the go-to resource for the biobased community, and we hope you are taking full advantage of it! We designed inform|connect to facilitate the exchange of information and provide solutions to real-world challenges. You have the ability to collaborate with like-minded professionals with ease, ask questions, and get solutions.

Please email Amy Lopez with any questions or suggestions.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Inform magazine focuses on POPs, gellants, color measurements, and writing the perfect abstract

Many persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as dioxins and polyaromatic hydrocarbons are lipophilic and so can be found in vegetable oils, animal fats, and oily foods. Conventional analysis of POPs in oily food samples involves laborious extraction and cleanup techniques. This month’s cover feature from Inform, the AOCS magazine, describes a new quick and easy direct solid-phase extraction method for POPs. Also on tap in the September issue: Bio-based polyamide gellants for novel products forms and functionality, color measurement made easy, and mastering the art of the abstract. Read and share this issue and all back issues, open to all, of the digital edition of Inform.

Monday, September 7, 2015

World Congress on Oils and Fats and 31st ISF Lectureship Series

Registration is now open for the World Congress on Oils and Fats and 31st ISF Lectureship Series.
The event will take place this year from October 31st to November 4th at the Metropolitano, the
most important Events and Exhibitions center in the city of Rosario.

The event is being organized by ASAGA together with ISF (International Society for Fats Research)
and LA AOCS (Latin American Section of the American Oil Chemists´ Society).

Over the course of five days, the most prominent specialists, researchers, professionals and
suppliers to the international industry will present all of the advances and scientific-technological
trends related to the sector. There will be spaces for discussion and knowledge transfer, all taking
place within the undisputed global headquarters of oilseed processing.

Find out More: