Submitted to: American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/3/2009
Publication Date: 5/3/2009
Citation: Kenar, J.A. 2009. The AOCS publications: a 100 year history. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. p. 87.
Technical Abstract: The growth of societies and its associated publications is an indicator of how chemistry, a society such as AOCS, and the fats and oils industry have grown over time. During the late 18th century a shift from monographs to chemical periodicals occurred. Since then journals have been the preferred medium for conveying chemical knowledge and settling controversies. From the beginnings of AOCS, communication between society members through its periodicals has been a key feature in its growth and dissemination of chemical knowledge. Herein, we take an historical and hopefully enlightening peek at the progress and developments within AOCS over the past 100 years that have shaped the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JAOCS) and paved the path to the creation of its sister journals (Lipids and Surfactants and Detergents). The chemical literature and knowledge held within of the pages of JAOCS journals hold interesting facts about the dilemmas, accomplishments and times of the AOCS and its members. What will the future hold for JAOCS and AOCS in light of today’s issues? I am not sure but it should be interesting ride.