Journal impact factor is an index or a criteria devised by Eugene Garfield to categorize journals based on their citations. Impact factor is considered as a putative marker to indicate the journal quality. But the recent policies being adopted to improve the impact factor is becoming a topic of controversies today. This current scenario questions the reliability of impact factor. The citation index cannot be considered to determine the scientific quality of an article because the technicalities are not considering the scientific quality. Knowing or reading an article is not enough to determine their quality validating the content and approving the findings and revalidating the facts is vital in scientific research. It is highly impossible to do a scholar check in each and every article to detect fraudulent or unsubstantial citations.
Meningitis is associated with an inflammation of the membranes which is called meninges that surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The swelling associated with meningitis often triggers the signs and symptoms of this condition, including headache, fever and a stiff neck. The signs and symptoms that occur in anyone older than age of 2 include Confusion or difficulty concentrating, Seizures, Stiff neck etc. meningitis are of different types Chronic meningitis, Fungal meningitis, Viral meningitis, Bacterial meningitis. Among all bacterial meningitis is serious, can come on very quickly and requires prompt antibiotic treatment to improve the chances of a recovery.
Last date updated on June, 2014