Synthetic biology is an evolving field still dealing with the inherent complexity of biological systems and overcoming the biosafety issues involved with engineering the living systems. Indeed the proliferation of the computer modelling tools is leading to the revolution of this discipline which might write the success story of some of the present and future scientific challenges.
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.
Last date updated on September, 2014