Biomaterials can be defined as a matter that interacts with the biological systems. Study of which is known as Biomaterials science. Development of new and novel products has lead to the growth of the field and gained importance in the society. The field mainly comprises of Material science, Tissue engineering etc.
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