The most inclusive definition of biosecurity is explained as a security against the inadvertent, inappropriate, or intentional malicious or malevolent use of potentially dangerous biological agents or biotechnology, including the development, production, stockpiling, or use of biological weapons as well as outbreaks of newly emergent and epidemic disease"" and it is defined by The National Academies of Science . This definition is analogous to that of health security. The advance of the life sciences and biotechnology has the potential to bring great benefits to humankind through responding to societal challenges. However, it is also possible that such advances could be exploited for hostile purposes, something evidenced in a small number of incidents of bioterrorism, but more particularly by the series of large-scale offensive biological warfare programs carried out by major states in the last century .
The impact factor is used to compare different journals within a certain field.
OMICS Group international, the journal's impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article published in a given scholarly journal has been cited in a particular year or period and is often used to measure or describe the importance of a particular journal to its field.
Last date updated on June, 2014