TITLE

The enigma of impact factor

AUTHOR(S)
Nayak, B. K.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Dec2006, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
editorial
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the significance of impact factor (IF) in judging the value of a scientific journal. IF is a product of the Institute of Scientific Information. To calculate the IF of a journal, the total number of citations in a particular year to the articles published in the preceding two years in the journal is divided by the total number of source item published in the preceding two years. One of the factors that may affect the calculation is the preference for English language.
ACCESSION #
23130798

 

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