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.The Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering is expecting impact factor rating by the end of 2014. One of the important areas of information technology is Computer Networking. It deals with the communication between different computer systems. Computer networking is a sub-discipline of Telecommunications. Computer networks basically establish network connections between different nodes of a network. Apart from transmission of data as their main purpose, computer networks are also used to transmit signals, organize network traffic and structure network size using communication protocols. Another important aspect of Information Technology is the preservation of data and its authenticity. As every process needs to be regulated and proofed for misuse, in the case of information technology, it is a crucial aspect to protect data from unauthentic modification, destruction, unauthorized access and disruption. The two major branches of Information Security are: IT Security and Information Assurance. IT security is mainly used in businesses, to protect company data, information confidentaility and protection from cyber attacks. Information assurance deals with information protection during critical issues. These issues include natural disasters, theft or malfunction and other man-made situations where the integrity of the information is in jeopardy.
Last date updated on June, 2014