Orofacial Pain is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain disorders. The pain localized to the region below the orbitomeatal line, as well as pain within the oral cavity is called orofacial pain. The symptoms include postoperative pain, or may be syndromes such as TMJ disorder pain. It includes the most common disorder such as toothache and temporomandibular disorders, as well as rare orofacial pain syndromes. 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 June, 2014