Protein is the building block of the body made up of amino acids and responsible for most of the complex functions that make life possible. It is the chief class of molecules studied in the biochemistry. It plays major structural and functional roles and enzymes are vital to metabolism. 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 November, 2020