Malaria is an infectious disease caused by getting bite from female Anopheles mosquito. It causes high fever, chill and muscle pain which tend to come and go in cycle, and might cause serious damages to heart, brain, kidneys and lungs. It can be diagnosed by the presence of infected parasites in blood and medications usually can treat the disease. 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 September, 2014