Industrial Crop is a cultivated plant that is used as raw material by any one of various branches of industry. They are divided into several groups according to the product obtained. Starch-bearing crops, which contain starch in their tubers, include potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams. Sugar-bearing plants contain sugar in their stems sugarcane, sugar maple, roots, sugar beet, or flowers gomuti and wine palms. Oil crops-plants in whose seeds and fruits vegetable oils accumulate-include the sunflower, peanut, soybean, castor-oil plant, rape, sesame, mustard, oil flax, coconut palm, African oil palm, olive, and tung. In essential-oil crops, essential oils accumulate in the aboveground shoots mint, geranium, East Indian basil, flowers, essential-oil rose, lavender, tuberose, lilac, fruits, coriander, anise, fennel, or roots and rootstocks, vetiver, iris. Textile crops, including best crops, contain textile fibers in their stems common flax, jute, ambary, hemp, leave New Zealand flax, seeds, cotton, or fruits ceiba.
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