Reproduction has a main role in existence and genomic studies improve the quality of research in this field. Furthermore, advancement of bioinformatics tools has enabled scientists to understand gene pathways and networks contributing to the complexity of reproduction in farm animals. The discovery of RNA interference (gene silencing by double-stranded RNA) was measured as a new powerful tool that could further expand our information on gene function.
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 July, 2014