The immediate step after achieving temporary stability during a crisis or an emergency to evaluate the extent of losses and their replacement, restoration and formal claims is damage assessment. It is performed at the site of the event for accurate drafting of the damage assessment report. There are four different types of damage assessment: Initial damage assessment, initial situation overview, damage assessment and needs analysis and damage and loss assessment.
High-impact journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. 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 August, 2020