Disaster response refers to the actions/action-plan after the occurrence of a disaster. Usually, rescue operation, supply of rescue materials, health assistance, relocation and evacuation services, etc. constitutes disaster response. Humanitarian organizations such as the USAid, EuropeAId and other organizations committed solely for rescue and restoration purposes come take charge of these services.
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