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. All the articles published in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation journal are available online and are accessible to all the readers freely. The articles published are subjected to peer review process where the initial article submitted by authors is assigned to editors who are experts in the topic of article.
Last date updated on July, 2014