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Journal of the Optical Society of Korea

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea is the official publication of the Optical Society of Korea. Journal of the Optical Society of Korea publishes papers reporting recent advances, state-of-the-art research and development results in all areas of optical science and technology. JOSK is published six times a year.

Original contributions in all technical fields of optics such as optical materials, optical devices, optical systems, and/or topics related to theoretical and experimental aspects of new principles are welcome.

Beginning with Vol. 11(1) 2007, JOSK has been indexed and abstracted in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) of Thomson Reuters services. JOSK has also been included in SCOPUS beginning with Vol. 11(1) 2007, and indexed in the Korea Citation Index(KCI). JOSK is open accessible at OSA Publishing.


Important Announcement

Journal Title Change!

We would like to inform you of the upcoming change to the title of our journal, which has been entitled "Journal of the Optical Society of Korea (JOSK)".JOSK changes its title to

Current Optics and Photonics (COPP)
starting in February 2017.

JOSK has been published as one of the official journals of the Optical Society of Korea (OSK) since 1997. JOSK is indexed in major international databases, such as Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), SCOPUS, OSA Publishing, and KCI. The official abbreviated journal title will be Curr. Opt. Photon. and its acronym will be COPP.

COPP will be an international, peer-reviewed, and open access journal published bimonthly. The journal will contain articles about optical science, optical technology, photonics, quantum electronics, digital holography and information optics, biophotonics, display, and optical materials.

COPP will maintain its indexing in SCIE, SCOPUS, OSA Publishing, and KCI even after the journal changes its name. The official title change and corresponding Impact Factor (IF) calculation will be completed after four years (2020). During the first two years (2017~2018), COPP will not have an IF because the journal would not have a history of articles published under the new title for each of the two preceding years. In the third year (2019), separate IFs will be calculated for both JOSK and COPP (or COPP may have an Immediacy Index for the third year in place of the IF). From the fourth year (2020), only COPP will be maintained in JCR with a proper IF.

It should be also noted that the homepage of JOSK is now officially open. Manuscripts should be submitted through the website. The homepage URL of JOSK is After the title change to COPP, it will be

Scientists from the worldwide optics and photonics community are strongly encouraged to consider submitting manuscripts for the new journal!

Please do not hesitate to contact us (, if you have any inquiries or questions.

  • Copyrights:

    Copyrights of all published materials are owned by the Optical Society of Korea.