The Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music, a peer-reviewed publication, was founded in 2014, in which year its first issue appeared. Volumes 2 and 3 followed in 2016 and 2018 respectively, and have been available as free access PDFs on the ISOCM website. From 2020, the Journal moves to its own dedicated site and will publish two issues a year.

JISOCM focuses on a wide variety of aspects of Eastern Orthodox and related chant traditions, both monophonic and polyphonic, written from a range of musicological, theological, compositional and practical perspectives. The new format also allows it, in addition to peer-reviewed articles, to incorporate the Proceedings of the biennial Conferences of the ISOCM in Joensuu, Finland, making it thereby not only the Society’s only publication channel, but one of the main venues for publishing on Orthodox church music in the world. Proceedings from other conferences co-hosted by the ISOCM, in Prague and the USA, have also been published as part of the Journal, and this will continue to be the case.

The ISOCM was founded by an international group of musicians and scholars on 18 June 2005, following the First International Conference on Orthodox Church Music at the University of Joensuu, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Leo of Karelia and all Finland. Eight conferences have been organized, on a biennial basis, since then, with the participation of a constantly increasing number of internationally renowned scholars from all over the world. The Society has also worked in collaboration with other institutions in both the organization of events and in publishing.

The ISOCM is a member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.