Journal of the Korean Physical Society

pISSN 0374-4884 eISSN 1976-8524


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  • (Aug. 14. 2023) We would like to thank all the members who have contributed to the growth and development of JKPS, the representative journal of the Korean Physical Society.

    Unfortunately, however, JKPS is currently in a very dire situation. The impact factor, which is visibly regarded as the status of an academic journal, has been stagnant for several years in a low state, and the function and status of an academic journal are threatened, such as the number of papers submitted gradually decreasing. The reality is that if a new leap forward is not made in the near future, even the existence of an academic journal will be in jeopardy.

    The first step for JKPS to take off again is to start with the normalization of JKPS. In the meantime, it was judged to be in an inefficient and abnormal state, as the dual method of urgent submission and general submission was operated, the difference in the rate of papers submitted in both ways or the publication rate widened significantly, and the overall publication speed slowed down. Therefore, JKPS's leap forward is about to begin with the maintenance of the following systems.

    1. Abolition of urgent submission system (from January 1, 2024)
    In order to normalize the submission, review, and publication procedures of JKPS, the urgent submission system will be abolished from 2024 (emergency submission fee abolished). Therefore, from 2024, all submitted papers will go through the same review and publication procedures. All submitted papers will be processed in accordance with the existing urgently submitted papers.

    2. Utilization of the Springer-Nature publishing system (during the first half of 2024)
    In order to improve the inefficiency and slow publication speed due to the dualization of the submission, review system and publishing system, the Springer-Nature publishing system will be used for all procedures from submission to publication from 2024. Since a single system is used for submission, review, and publication, we expect to greatly improve the processing speed of all papers.

    Through the maintenance of the above system, the goal is to restore the status and function of JKPS as a normal academic journal with academic value. We will continue to communicate with members and collect opinions so that our efforts to normalize JKPS can bear fruit. We once again ask for your interest and help in paper submission, review, and citation.
  • (Jul. 20 2023) The 13th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices (ICAMD2023)
    The 13th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices (ICAMD2023)
    Guest editors: Prof. Joon Ik Jang, Prof. Eunmi Chae, Prof. Ji Wan Kim - Submission deadline: 22 December 2023

    For more than 27 years, ICAMD has served as an international stage for dissemination of current and emerging materials and devices research. ICAMD2023 keeps its scientific edges from traditional subjects to newly emerging fields like 2D materials, nanoscience, oxides, energy, bio, photonics, spintronics, organic electronics, quantum information, artificial intelligence, applied computation, and surface/interface science. This special issue is to provide deepened discussions of the new exciting results shared during ICAMD2023.
  • (Nov. 28. 2022) The strange partner of X(3872) was predicted to exist and its mass estimated by Su Houng Lee, Marina Nielsen and Ulrich Wiedner in JKPS, vol 55 (2009) 424. This was the first paper noting the possible existence of this state, which was recently observed by the LHCb collaboration and published in PRL 127, 082001 (2021). The observed mass of the Z_{cs} is 4003 \pm 6 MeV, which is within the range of the theory prediction 3960 \pm 100 MeV given in the JKPS paper. The paper is one of the pioneering paper that predicted additional heavy exotic states within flavor multiplets. The LHCb has by now reported the findings of more than 60 new heavy exotic candidates so that the JKPS paper has become more relevant as evidenced in the 70 + recent citation reported in inspires. Su Houng Lee at Yonsei University has also emphasized the importance of measuring exotic particles in heavy ion collision, as the production characteristics can be used to discriminate the structure of the exotic candidates, which is one of the critical questions to be addressed. Recently the CMS collaboration indeed measured X(3872) in Pb-Pb collisions and found an anomalously large production as compared to the expection from extrapolating the p- collision data: such an enhanced production rate was predicted to be a consequence of a molecular configuration of the X(3872) by Su Houng Lee, Sungtae Cho and collaborators in PRL 106(2011) 212001.
  • (Feb. 08. 2022) Article publication charge waiver policy :
    A new policy has been established to waive the article publication charge (APC) for authors with affiliations in developing nations.
    Please see the following link for our revised APC waiver policy: []
  • (Feb. 08. 2022) Faster publication process with a Springer partnership :
    For a speedier and efficient article processing, JKPS began a new partnership with Springer. With this, we anticipate faster publication and efficient proofreading processes for articles after acceptance in JKPS. Quantitative data on the accelerated procedure will be presented later.

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November, 2023
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Journal of the Korean Physical Society

pISSN 0374-4884 eISSN 1976-8524