Deaf studies journals deal with the publication of science-oriented novel work, driven by studies in the field of deafness. The deaf studies journals make available all recent and quality works coming within the scopes of the deaf studies for a researchers reference. This in turn will keep accelerating the scientific discoveries in the realms of deaf studies. 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