Social science is a science that deals with the institutions and functioning of human society and with the interpersonal relationships of individuals as members of society, it is the study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society. It can also be defined as scientific study of human society and its relationship with one another.
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 June, 2014