"Bioterrorism is described as a criminal activity; it is performed with an intention of causing harm to the society and its people by intentional release of harmful biological agents such as bacteria, virus, toxins etc. The government has taken up several measures to protect their populations. The World Health Organization have implemented some of their resources to monitor epidemics .The US military had developed a specialized units, that can respond to a bioterrorist attack; among them are the United States Marine Corpsâ, Chemical Biological Incident Response Force and the U.S. Army's 20th Support Command (CBRNE), These units detect, identify, and neutralize threats, and remove dangerous substances from victims exposed to biological agents. The US Government agencies, has a Center for Disease Control which would be called on to respond to a bioterrorism incident this center included law enforcement, hazardous materials/decontamination units and emergency medical unit.
Impact Factor of a scholarly journal is calculated by measuring the average number of citations to recent articles published in the particular journal. Impact factor gives the importance of a Specific journal with respect to other journals. Impact factor is calculated based on the average number of citations a paper published in a particular journal receives in a span of two years. Impact factor for the new journals will be considered after two years. Impact factor of a particular journal will give complete picture of the quality and standards of the journals. For example, if a journal has an impact factor of 5 in 2011, then its papers published in 2009 and 2010 received 5 citations each on average in 2011. The 2011 impact factor of a journal would be calculated as follows:
X = Number citation for the articles published during 2009 and 2010.
Y = the total number of articles published by that journal in 2009 and 2010
2011 impact factor = X/Y.
Last date updated on June, 2014