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Journal of Lipid Research

The Journal of Lipid Research is Gold Open Access

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For over 60 years, the Journal of Lipid Research has focused on the science of lipids in health and disease. The JLR aims to be on the forefront of genomics, proteomics and lipidomics as they relate to lipid metabolism and function. Learn more about the JLR's aim and scope.

JLR publishes original articles, including methods papers and reviews, and showcases content in a variety of formats. Highlights include:

  • Thematic Reviews — a series of articles on a hot lipid-related topic appearing in consecutive issues. Thematic Reviews are among the most widely read of all JLR articles.
  • Patient-Oriented and Epidemiological Research articles — based on human data collected for genetic or characterization studies, these articles are of interest to clinicians and medical researchers alike.
  • Commentaries — highlighting an especially significant article published in the current issue. Commentaries are where JLR editorial board members discuss the importance of the research and examine its potential consequences.

For authors

JLR strives to provide the best possible experience for scientists disseminating their findings to the public. This is accomplished through short review times, thorough editorial feedback on manuscript text and publication promotion. We believe it is our responsibility to safeguard the research we publish by providing high-quality review and maintaining strict standards on data presentation and deposition. Finally, as with all ASBMB journals, we strive to ensure research equity by making all publications free to the public.

Learn about submitting your manuscript to the JLR.

For ASBMB members

Regular and industry members who publish as corresponding authors benefit from reduced publication fees for all ASBMB journals.

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Virtual issues

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Patient-oriented research

Human studies and epidemiological research for clinicians and others.


Papers in press

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Associate Editor Spotlight
Sean Davidson

“(JLR has) always been one of my favorite journals. I have a file folder filled with papers from different people, but the JLR ones always seem to be the most ragged. The important papers that I go back to are usually in JLR.”

JLR associate editors