Evolutionary Biology plays a major role in field of classification for the Journal of cell & developmental biology. Journal impact factor is an index or a criteria devised by Eugene Garfield to categorize journals based on their citations. Impact factor is considered as a putative marker to indicate the journal quality. But the recent policies being adopted to improve the impact factor is becoming a topic of controversies today. This current scenario questions the reliability of impact factor. The citation index cannot be considered to determine the scientific quality of an article because the technicalities are not considering the scientific quality. Knowing or reading an article is not enough to determine their quality validating the content and approving the findings and revalidating the facts is vital in scientific research. It is highly impossible to do a scholar check in each and every article to detect fraudulent or unsubstantial citations. This highlights a need for more sophisticated and useful indexes is very much essential in this scenario. OMICS Group International is one of the leading Open Access Publishers which is running 700+ peer-reviewed journals. Cell & Developmental Biology is one of the best open access journals with the wide range of area that deals with cell biology and developmental aspects of cell.
Last date updated on June, 2014