Hypertension is a major public health issue affecting more than 28-30% adults and is a major risk factor in the development of stroke, cardiovascular [CV] and chronic kidney disease. Patients with prehypertension [BP 130-130/80-89 mmHg] are also at an increased risk for adverse CV events compared to normotensive controls. World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that up to 50% of adults in many countries are estimated to have high blood pressure.
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 September, 2014