It is defined as a special branch of medicine which deals with wide-ranging health care for all ages. It is also known as a general practice. As per the declaration of World Organization of Family Doctors, the aim of family medicines is to give personal care, to give complete care, to give continuing care for the individual patient of family and society.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 August, 2020