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Aims of NPSM
The origin of New Physics: Sae Mulli (NPSM, ISO abbreviation: New Phys.: Sae Mulli.): Sae Mulli (새물리 in Korean characters means ‘new physics’) is the oldest Korean pure scientific journal. It was first published in 1961 just after the Korean War by the Korean Physical Society (KPS). The primary mission of Sae Mulli was to start building up Korean physics research community from almost nothing and in fact Sae Mulli had made tremendous contributions to the Korean science community. Through a peer-review system, Sae Mulli had continued elevating the level of scientific researches, consequently becoming a cornerstone of the economic miracle of Korea.

Several reasons of the success of Sae Mulli: Firstly, Sae Mulli was successful in attracting the broad readership. Because the papers were written in Korean, it was easy to read and spread them. Physicists, physics-related scientists/engineers, physics teachers, and even students have been the general readers of Sae Mulli and this tradition is still maintained up to now. Such broad readership is the major difference between Sae Mulli and JKPS, an English-only journal published by KPS. Secondly, Sae Mulli published papers in Korean but with English-written abstracts in order to inform Korean physics research results to other countries. As a result, Sae Mulli could be listed in Physics Abstracts (now INSPEC) from the beginning of the publication.

In the year 2010, Sae Mulli has changed the name into New Physics: Sae Mulli for an international readership, starting to publish English-written papers as well as previous Korean-written ones. And since 2015, New Physics: Sae Mulli has been indexed in SCOPUS, the world’s largest citation index database. NPSM will keep its previous reputation among Korean readers who are more comfortable with Korean by providing qualified papers through the peer-review. NPSM will help to encourage undergraduate and graduate students by giving more publishing opportunities in both Korean and English. NPSM will also establish a new reputation among foreigners in scientifically underdeveloped countries such as other Asian countries by helping them publish papers without page charges and announcing their scientific achievements worldwide.

NPSM has many advantages over other physics journals: 1. User-friendly homepage for both Koreans and foreigners, 2. Broad Korean and international readership by online open access policy, 3. Peer review system by well-qualified Korean and foreign reviewers, 4. Rapid publication duration through the online submission system, 5. Bilingual submission in Korean and English, and 6. Free of page charges for foreign authors.

About KPS
It has been almost 60 years since the Korean physical Society (KPS) was founded in 1952 during the Korean War. Since then the KPS has dedicated itself to developing research in physics and to promoting the application and the extension of such research and further contributions to the development science, as stated ion the objectives of the articles of Incorporation, the KPS. As a result, the KPS has progressed steadily to become one of the most influential academic societies in Korea and 11 divisions, 7 regional branches, and about 17,000 members. During the same time, the KPS has made efforts to increase international relations with foreign physical societies and institutes. Now, the KPS has reciprocal membership agreements with 7 foreign physical societies, including societies in Japan and the United States. Also, the KPS has joined several physics-related organizations such as the IUPAP, the AAPPS, and the APCTP.

Scope of NPSM
New Physics: Sae Mulli monthly publishes peer-reviewed research papers and review papers which make significant, original and correct contributions to one of four categories of physics: 1) review of current physics topics, 2) applied physics(condensed matter, optics, etc.), 3) particle and nuclear physics, 4) other areas of physics (physics education, atomic and molecular physics, interdisciplinary, etc.). Both experimental and theoretical papers are accepted. Papers should be written in Korean or English. The review papers deliver the current physics topics of interests and the current instrumentation (both experimental and theoretical) knowledge at the university level so that even advanced high school students or undergraduate students can access easily. Papers based on successful and original student projects done at Korean local universities are specially welcome.

Abstracting and Indexing
New Physics: Sae Mulli is currently abstracted and indexed in SCOPUS, INSPEC, WorldCat and KCI (Korea Journal Citation Index). New Physics: Sae Mulli also deposits all published content in CrossCheck, a multi-publisher initiative started by CrossRef to help scientific publishers actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism. CrossCheck is distinct from other plagiarism screening tools with its continuously growing database of current and archival scholarly literature.


Subscriptions to Printed Versions of the Journal
Annual subscription by an individual or a library is available. Purchase of individual issues is available as well. Subscription prices are available upon request from the publisher. Annual subscription rates are: KRW 500,000 plus postage for institutions and; KRW 80,000 plus postage for individuals. For other inquiries about the journal, please contact the office of the Korean Physical Society as shown in Contact information about the publisher.

Ownership and Copyright
All rights of publication and distribution of New Physics: Sae Mulli are reserved for the Korean Physical Society.

Fund Support
New Physics: Sae Mulli is supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) grant funded by the Korean government (MEST).

Contact Information about the Publisher
Address The Korean Physical Society, 22, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06130, Republic of Korea
Tel +82-2-556-4737
Fax +82-2-554-1643
E-mail npsm@npsm-kps.org
Website www.npsm-kps.org


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