impact factor


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impact factor

mathematical expression of frequency with which a given medical journal's original articles are cited in other medical journals.

im·pact fac·tor

(im'pakt fak'tŏr)
Mathematic expression of frequency with which a particular medical journal's original articles are cited in other medical journals.
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Regardless of the fact that the impact factor was primarily developed as a bibliographical tool (13, 14) it is still the most frequently used index for measuring the research quality of individuals, research groups, and institutions (15).
Clicking on a category displays its historical metrics from 1997, including number of journals, articles, total cites, median and aggregate impact factor, and three metrics related to immediacy and half-life.
The shift from journal-level metrics (impact factor) to article-level metrics (altmetrics) is a "really important gain," Crotty said.
In a later communication Favaloro EJ while endorsing the DORA recommendations in its letter and spirit as regards eliminating use of IF for hiring, promotion or funding scientists, again persisted with his earlier viewpoint that Impact Factor will not go away soon for various reasons.
It is taking time because the Clarivate Analytics has also made it a bit more difficult as now the new journals are first covered in eSCIE (emerging Science Citation Index) for a few years, their publication and performance is monitored before they are shifted to SCIE and start getting Impact Factor and it can take from three to five years.
Since the care we provide is individualized, the impact factor and statistical significance of our interventions will never be high.
To be covered in Web of Science and, therefore, have a chance to be given an impact factor, journals undergo a selection process and maintenance review.
Riders Onthe Storm is a progressive young chaser going places and, turning for home, it looked like he'd put plenty of distance between himself and Impact Factor. The fact the winning distance was only a length and a quarter tells you how strongly Jessica Harrington's charge saw out the trip.
'Scholarships would also be given to the students with impact factor research while a cash prize would be awarded to the students having highest impact factor research.'
The career of a researcher depends significantly on which journals they publish their findings in, because funding for research and research jobs are decided by the easy-to-use check on the Journal Impact Factor. This almost absolute dependence on research journals is the prison in which most researchers, as authors, are forced to live, and it profoundly distorts published research.
We are proud to announce that our journal increased its impact factor from last year.
A Journal is eligible to be considered for ranking in JPMS if and only if it: (1) is indexed by Thomson Web of Science or an index (including Scopus) that is recognized by HEC from time to time; and (2) has been assigned an Impact Factor by the indexing agency.