Study of natural environment is known as Environmental biotechnology. The development, use and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated environments and for environment-friendly processes are also known as environmental biotechnology as per The International Society for Environmental Biotechnology. Optimal use of nature is called as environmental biotechnology.
High-impact journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. 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