Inflammation is a process by which the white blood cells and biochemicals protect us from infection from foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens It is the body's first attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including pathogens, irritants or damaged cells - and begin the healing process. Initially, it is beneficial but, sometimes inflammation could cause further inflammation; it can become self-perpetuating. More inflammation is created in response to the existing inflammation. The signs and symptoms of inflammation, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself.
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