An ethical dilemma is a situation where a person has to choose between two options, both of which are morally correct but in conflict. Ethics and morals cannot be separated as they both deal with questions of right and wrong. Societal or cultural norms determine ethical behavior whereas moral behavior depends on the individual to decide about right and wrong based on his own sense.
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.
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