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Impact Factor

  1. 1.  A quantitative indicator for the importance of the journal Reader  Which journal I should read? Author  Which journal should I submit the research paper?
  2. 2.  ISI (Institute of Scientific Information) defines the top journal and defines them in their database. There are called Source Journals. For each source Journal ISI , reference list of each article. The more a journal is “reference” more is its impact factor.
  3. 3.  Journal Citation Report  Annually  Covers Science and Social Science
  4. 4.  Impact Factor  Source  JCR (Journal Citation Report)
  5. 5.  Number of Cited Reference  Source  ISI Web of Science
  6. 6. Impact Factor (JCR)New England Journal of Medicine (1999) 1998 1997 TotalCites in 1999 to articles published 9698 12493 22191Number of articles published 390 379 769Impact Factor Cites to recent articles 22191 Number of recent articles 769
  7. 7.  Check how important is the article in the research field. Check how important is an author’s publication in the research field. Trace the historical development of research field. Find related research work.
  8. 8.  For each source journal ,ISI studies the reference list of each article. Instead of studying the journal ,ISI examines the publication referenced. The more a publication is references, the more important the publications
  9. 9.  ISI Web of Science Over 8000 top international journal Provides Weekly updates
  10. 10.  IEEE Journals have highest journal Impace  Some journals have impact factor more than 2.0 ACM computing journals Some Indian journals also have good impact factor Before selecting journal to publish the paper we can check its impact factor in JCR report of the previous years

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