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The Official Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists
ISSN: 1525-7886 (print)   |   ISSN: 2689-5153 (online)
Frequency: Bimonthly (6 issues a year)

Recent Issues  |  Archive


The JOURNAL OF COSMETIC SCIENCE (JCS) publishes papers concerned with cosmetics, cosmetic products, fragrances, their formulation and their effects in skin care or in overall consumer well-being, as well as papers relating to the sciences underlying cosmetics, such as human skin physiology, color physics, physical chemistry of colloids and emulsions, or psychological effects of olfaction in humans. Papers of interest to the cosmetic industry and to the understanding of the cosmetic markets are also welcome for publication. Issues are published online bi-monthly, for a total of 6 issues a year. There are no submission fees to publish a paper in JCS. 

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JCS recent issues include issues from the current year + last 2 years. See the pricing section below for more information.

The online Journal archives, all issues dating back to 1947 excluding the recent issues as described above, is available for free.

As of 2020, JCS individual issues will be published online only. There will be a print on demand option (containing the complete volume of 6 issues per calendar year) available for purchase for those interested in a hard copy.

Indexed Databases

The Journal of Cosmetic Science is currently indexed in the following citation databases: PubMed, EBSCO, Scopus and Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science).


With over 5,700 members from more than 38 countries, placing an advertisement in JCS is a great way to ensure your message reaches the Cosmetics and Personal Care Community - domestically and abroad! To place your advertisement in JCS, visit jcs-ad.

Editorial Board

To view the Journal of Cosmetic Science's editorial board, click here.


Subscription to JCS includes online access to the recent issues (current year + last 2 years). 

SCC Members receive a complimentary subscription to JCS. Nonmembers can purchase individual issues/articles on the issue's page. If you wish to subscribe to the Journal, Join Us Today, or click here to subscribe. 

Item Price ($)
Single Article (online access and downloadable PDF) 14.99
Single Issue (online access and downloadable PDF) 59.99
Printed Single Issue (up to and including Volume 70)** - click here 59.99
Yearly Online Access Subscription*  
         Up to 10 Users 250.00
         Up to 50 Users 350.00
         Up to 100 Users 490.00
         100+ Users 686.00
Printed End of Year Volume (beginning with Volume 71)**       
         Members 69.99
         Subscribers 79.99
         Nonmembers 99.99

*A Yearly Online Access Subscription is for one calendar year (January 1 – December 31).

**Shipping is free to any destination in North America. We do not offer shipping to destinations outside of North America.

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