Aims and Scope

The Journal of the Korean Physical Society (JKPS) is an international journal, published semi-monthly by the Korean Physical Society(KPS). Its aim is to dig out and circulate recent and important research results in all fields of physics from all over the world as well as Korean researchers. Together with regular volumes, JKPS includes proceedings of international conferences occasionally through the peer-view process as strict as the case of regular volumes. The impact factor of JKPS is rated to be 1.204 (2007 year), which is in accord with the increasing contribution of KPS to the world physics society. The submission of the manuscript and any other inquiry concerning the Journal may be directed to the Editorial Office (editor@kps.or.kr) via the web-site.

The Journal of the Korean Physical Society (JKPS) covers all fields of physics spanning from statistical physics and condensed matter physics to particle physics. The manuscript to be published in JKPS is required to hold the originality, significance, and recent completeness. The journal is composed of Full paper, Letters, and Brief sections. In addition, featured articles with outstanding results are selected by the Editorial board and introduced in the online version. For emphasis on aspect of international journal, several world-distinguished researchers join the Editorial board. High quality of papers may be express-published when it is recommended or requested.

ISO code : J. Korean Phys. Soc.


History

 1968. 3. Inaugural issue of the Journal of the Korean Physical Society (JKPS)
  - The first international journal in science and engineering are in Korea.
  - Seven papers included in the inaugural issue.
  - Biannual publication (May and September).
  - The first editor-in-chief was Chung Hum Kim.
  - The first editorial team includes three referees (for JKPS research papers)
    and two referees for(JKPS short notes).

 1968. 10. Volume 1, issue 2 published (included 11 papers).

 1969. 4. 26 Election of two JKPS editorial executive directors.

 1971. 1. 12 Start to be published in Physics Abstract from volume 4, issue 1
(with the permission of INSPEC).

 1975. 4. 29 Expansion of the editorial committee of JKPS : one Chief-in-editor (2-year terms),
five editors (3-year terms), and two editorial managers.

 1976 Start to be published in Chemical Abstract.

 1979. 12. 24 Increase in the number of editors from five to seven.

 1981. 2. 26 The Korean Ministry of Culture and Public Information approved JKPS as the periodical
publication.

 1984. 5. 25 Quarterly publication (May, June, September, December).

 1990 Bimonthly publication.

 1991 Publication of a revised edition : enlarged the size of JKPS, 4x6 to 5x7.

 1991. 10. 21 The regulation about the publication of a special issue passed
(publication of the subcommittee bulletin).

 1992. 11. 23 Indexed by SCI (Scientific Citation Index) by ISI
(Institute for Scientific Information).

 1997. 7. Monthly publication.

 1999. 5. Constructed the system of online journal for JKPS.
Established an urgent submission system: for authors who request a fast review and
publication within 3 months.

 1999. 12. 18 Separation of the editorial committee of JKPS from the editorial committee of"New Physics"
  - JKPS publication team included 1 editor-in-chief, 23 editors (3 foreign editors),
    and 4 editorial managers).

 2001 505 papers published per year.

 2008 1122 papers published per year.

 2009. 8. Volume 55 published as of Aug. 2009.


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