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.
Cytotechnology can be defined as the microscopic interpretation of cells for the detection of cancer and other abnormalities. It basically examines collected from the uterine cervix (Pap test), lung, gastrointestinal tract or body cavities. These specimens are evaluated by Cytotechnologists on glass slides using microscopes to determine whether the specimen is normal or abnormal. The abnormal specimens are further sent for medical diagnosis.
cytotechnology techniques can identify precancerous or cancer cells in virtually any area of the body.
Last date updated on July, 2014