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The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL publishes basic and applied research in the analytical sciences related to foods, drugs, agriculture, and the environment and that present, within these fields of interest of the Association: unpublished original research; new methods; further studies of previously published methods; background work leading to development of methods; compilations of authentic data of composition; technical communications; cautionary notes; comments on techniques, apparatus, and reagents; and invited reviews and features. Emphasis is on research and development of precise, accurate, sensitive methods for analysis of foods, food additives, supplements and contaminants, cosmetics, drugs, toxins, hazardous substances, pesticides, feeds, fertilizers, and the environment.

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