Musculoskeletal Disorders are prevalent in communities across the globe and their impact is pervasive. It may affect people engaged in almost all the occupations, including healthcare & dental professionals, professionals working on computers or laptops for long hours, or laborers doing heavy manual work etc. Musculoskeletal Disorders are defined as a group of disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system including the nerves, tendons, muscles, and joints and supporting structures such as inter-vertebral discs etc. Musculoskeletal Disorders could result in pain, injury, illness, poor quality of life and reduced productivity. They are the most common cause of sever long term pain and disability, and are currently reported to be affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world (Garima Gupta, Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Farmers of Kanpur-Rural, India).
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