The study of major infectious diseases of elderly is known as gerontology. The medicines are are being invented or prepared for those major diseases that are being suffered by elderly is known as gerontology drugs. These drugs are specific to a particular disease that is significant to older people. geriatric medicine is mainly focusing on health care of elderly people. Its main objective is to promote health by preventing and treating diseases by giving proper drugs.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on June, 2014