Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by many strains of mycobacteria, especially Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It spreads through the lymph nodes and bloodstreams to organs in the body but most often found in lungs. It usually transmitted through air from the infected persons cough and sneezes and can be life-taking if left untreated. 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