February 7, 2023

Rockville, Maryland, February 7, 2023 — AOAC INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce that the 22nd edition of The Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL SM (OMA) – the most comprehensive and reliable collection of chemical and microbiological methods and consensus standards available – has been published online for the first time on Oxford Academic alongside the Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

The Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL SM is the most comprehensive collection of more than 3,000 validated chemical and microbiological methods and consensus standards related to food, drugs, agriculture, and the environment available. Scientists from around the globe contribute their expertise to ensure the content remains reliable in terms of standards development, method development, and the systematic evaluation and review of methods. Bringing together government, industry, and academia to establish standard methods of analysis that ensure the safety and integrity of foods and other products that impact public health around the world.

AOAC INTERNATIONAL Executive Director David B. Schmidt said, “AOAC is excited to again partner with Oxford University Press and to have both the OMA and the Journal published by such a high-level publisher. Being published by Oxford means our methods and standards are more accessible than ever.”

David Clark, Managing Director, Academic, Oxford University Press, said “We at Oxford University Press are tremendously proud to partner with the AOAC on the publication of the latest and future editions of the Official Methods of Analysis, a resource that has achieved a justifiable reputation for excellence and which is relied on as the essential and authoritative reference work for its wide community of readers.”

The Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL SM is available alongside the Journal of AOAC International on Oxford Academic and is updated regularly throughout the year as new and updated methods are published. It includes methods with notation indicating their adoption as harmonized international reference methods by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Dairy Federation (IDF), the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and the Codex Alimentarius Commission.

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For more information on AOAC publications, contact Jennifer Diatz, director of publications, at [email protected], or get more information at academic.oup.com/aoac-publications.



AOAC INTERNATIONAL is a globally recognized, 501(c)(3), independent, third party, not-for-profit association and voluntary consensus standards developing organization founded in 1884. When analytical needs arise within a community or industry, AOAC INTERNATIONAL is the forum for finding appropriate science-based solutions through the development of microbiological and chemical standards. The AOAC Official Methods of AnalysisSM database is used by food scientists around the world to facilitate public health and safety and to promote trade. For more information, please visit AOAC.org.

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