Sometimes when people do a certain thing or take out some proceeding they forget or sometimes they ignore the ethical and medico legal issues related to that work. Ethical and legal issue is related to the use of those things which are not been allowed. Sometimes scientists may perform experiments on some organisms that are religiously important to a particular group. So in that case they have to take permission of that person or concerned 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 June, 2014