Aims & Scope

The Journal of Lipid Research focuses on the science of lipids in health and disease. The journal emphasizes lipid function and the biochemical and genetic regulation of lipid metabolism and aims to be on the forefront of the emerging areas of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics as they relate to lipid metabolism and function. In addition, JLR publishes manuscripts on patient-oriented and epidemiological research relating to altered lipid metabolism, including modification of dietary lipids. The editors welcome methods papers that provide new ways of purifying, identifying and quantifying lipids.

The following are representative areas covered in the journal:
  • Adipose tissue metabolism
  • Animal models of lipid abnormalities
  • Antioxidants and lipid peroxidation
  • Apolipoproteins, lipid transport and metabolism
  • Atherogenesis
  • Bile acids and bile acid metabolism
  • Biophysics
  • Brain lipids
  • Cell signaling
  • Cholesterol synthesis and trafficking
  • Clinical studies elucidating lipid dysfunction
  • Dietary lipids and disease prevention
  • Eicosanoids
  • Fatty acid binding proteins and metabolism
  • Genomics of lipids
  • Inborn errors in lipid metabolism
  • Lipases in lipid processing
  • Lipid enzymes
  • Lipidomics
  • Lipid micelle structure and organization
  • Lipid transfer proteins
  • Lipoproteins
  • Membrane lipids and structure
  • Model systems
  • Modified lipoproteins
  • Neutral lipids
  • Oxidized LDL
  • Oxysterols and sterol metabolism
  • Phospholipids and phospholipases
  • Protein-lipid interactions
  • Receptors for lipids
  • Sphingolipids


As of January 2021, JLR is a gold open access journal; the final versions of all articles are free to read without a subscription. The author versions of accepted papers are posted and freely available within 24 hours of acceptance as Papers in Press. Learn more here.

JLR is owned by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Its editorial policies are the responsibility of the editors and associate editors, with the assistance of the editorial board, under the general authority of the ASBMB Publications Committee and Council.

For more information, go to https://www.jlr.org/.