Journal of Lipid Research


The Journal of Lipid Research (JLR) is the most-cited journal devoted to lipids in the world. For over 50 years, it has focused on the science of lipids in health and disease. The JLR aims to be on the forefront of the emerging areas of genomics, proteomics, and lipidomics as they relate to lipid metabolism and function. Aim and Scope  

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Thematic Reviews
Since July 2001, JLR has published special Thematic Review Series - 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.

For each of these series, an Associate Editor (sometimes in conjunction with a member of the JLR Editorial Board) will invite experts in that field to contribute reviews on a specific topic or theme. Many topics have been explored in JLR Thematic Review Series; sterol/lipid metabolism and transport, systems biology approaches to metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, membranes and polar lipid dynamics, and sphingolipids are just a few examples.

Patient-Oriented and Epidemiological Research articles
The first Patient-Oriented and Epidemiological Research articles appeared in the September 2006 issue of JLR. The research contained in these papers are based on human data collected for genetic or characterization studies and will be of interest to clinicians and medical researchers.

Commentaries debuted in the January 2008 issue of JLR.  They serve to highlight a JLR article published in the current issue of the Journal that our Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members feel are especially significant.  Each Commentary will concisely (usually within 1 to 2 pages) discuss the relevance and importance of the findings of the paper, as well as examine known and potential consequences of the research.