The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL℠ provides the latest information in basic and applied research in analytical sciences related to foods, drugs, agriculture, the environment, and more.

The Journal is the method researchers’ forum for exchanging information and keeping informed of new technology and techniques pertinent to regulatory agencies and regulated industries. You can access contributions from leaders in chemical and microbiological analysis developed through AOAC’s stakeholder process.

The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is part of the Oxford University Press catalog of premier scientific publications and is published six times yearly, presenting fully-refereed contributed papers in the fields of chemical and microbiological analysis, including: 

  • Original research on new techniques and applications, 
  • Validation studies, 
  • Studies leading to method development,
  • Newly-adopted AOAC-approved methods, and 
  • Invited reviews. 

For information about submitting a paper to J. AOAC Int., contact Jennifer Diatz, at [email protected].

Scope of the Journal

The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL publishes in the fields of chemical, biological, and toxicological analytical chemistry for the purpose of showcasing the most precise, accurate, and sensitive methods for analysis of foods, food additives, supplements and contaminants, cosmetics, drugs, toxins, hazardous substances, pesticides, feeds, fertilizers, and the environment. The Journal publishes, research articles on important original research relevant to the scope of Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. Review Articles: Provide an introduction to, and update on, recent progress in a particular field, which is accessible to a researcher not working directly in that discipline. Short Communication: Short communications are briefer than full research papers, typically fewer than 2,500 words. Letter to Editor: The Journal publishes Letters to the Editor related to papers published in the Journal, and where appropriate, the Journal will send letters commenting on the Journal article to the author of the paper for a response and publish the letter and the response at the same time.

Research articles, review articles, and short communications are welcome in one of the following topic areas:

  • Animal Food, Pet Food, and Plant Nutrients
  • Drug Formulations
  • Environmental Chemical Contaminants
  • Food Chemical Contaminants
  • Food Authenticity/Food Fraud, Food Allergens
  • Human Nutrients
  • Microbiological Methods
  • Natural Products
  • Sampling
  • Statistical Analysis and Chemometrics

Read the Journal online

Members: AOAC membership includes a complimentary online subscription to the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. To access the Journal, visit the Oxford Academic platform and take the following steps:

  1. Click on “Sign In” in the upper right corner
  2. Click on “Sign in via society site.” You will be redirected back to the AOAC website to enter your AOAC member ID and password.
  3. Click on the button “Click here to access the online Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL”

Non-Members: Please visit Oxford University Press for subscription information.