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Springer and the Korean Physical Society sign co-publishing agreement

Society journal offers high-quality physics research with worldwide source and scope

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Springer and the Korean Physical Society (KPS) will collaborate to publish the society's official publication, the Journal of the Korean Physical Society (JKPS), beginning in 2012. It is dedicated to disseminating and publishing significant and original research results in all branches of physics from scientists based in Korea and around the world.

The Journal of the Korean Physical Society is an international journal focusing on high-level research results in physics, including condensed matter physics, atomic and molecular physics, nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, and optics, fluid and plasma physics among many others. The broad diversity of research fields contributes to the further development of physics. Besides original articles, the JKPS publishes review papers, letters, brief reports, and comments contributed by scientists from all over the world. Special issues are devoted to current research in a particular area of physics.

Starting with Volume 59, Issue 1, 2012, Springer is responsible for the distribution of the printed version of the JKPS to subscribers outside of Korea and will make the electronic version available worldwide. The journal appears twenty-four times a year.

"I am very glad that starting in 2012, the Korean Physical Society will publish the Journal of the Korean Physical Society jointly with Springer, a world-renowned publisher in science. I strongly hope that this collaboration will transform the JKPS into an even better and more international journal and improve its impact factor. I encourage researchers worldwide to contribute their works to JKPS," said Dr. Dong Ho Kim, Editor-in-Chief.

Mark de Jongh, Senior Publishing Editor and coordinator of the Korean Society journals publishing program for Springer, said: "We at Springer are very proud to co-publish the Journal of the Korean Physical Society. The Korean Physical Society is one of the leading academic societies in Korea and has a strong tradition in physics. We are looking forward to working with the society to increase the international visibility of the journal, as well as receiving more valuable submissions from international authors."


The Korean Physical Society was founded in 1952. Since then the KPS has dedicated itself to developing research in physics and to promoting the application and the extension of such research. As a result, the KPS has progressed steadily to become one of the most influential academic societies in Korea with eleven divisions, seven regional branches, and about 6,000 members. On the international level, the KPS has reciprocal membership agreements with seven foreign physical societies, including ones in Japan and the United States.

Springer ( is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 7,000 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,500 employees.

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