The mass media are diversified media technologies which are intended to reach large audience by mass communication but technology varies based on the communication. Electronically information can be transmitted through broadcast media such as, film, television, radio and recorded music. Newspaper, book, pamphlet or comics are physical objects and they come under print media. Under mass media public speaking and event organizing will also come. Internet and mobile mass communication comes under digital media. Internet media provides services of mass media, like email, websites, blogs, and internet based radio and television. Mass media targets very large market like entire population of a country.
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 July, 2014