The journal impact factor is the measure reflecting the average number of citations from the recently published articles in that journal. The impact factor is related to a specific time period and it is possible to calculate it for any desired period. Translational medicine impact factor is calculated as the ratio of the number of citations to the previous 2 years of the journal divided by the number of articles in those years this is essentially the average number of recent citations per article. Numerous criticisms have been made of the use of an impact factor. For one thing, the impact factor might not be consistently reproduced in an independent audit. Translational medicine impact factor provides its rankings constructed based solely on impact factors only moderately correlate with those compiled from the results. Translational medicine impact factor can be increased by publishing publish a larger percentage of review articles which generally are cited more than research reports. The impact factor can be used in comparing different journals within a specific given field. Translational medicine impact factor is majorly based on the academic discipline, possibly on the frequency with which articles get cited in a specific field related to the journal covering all areas of translational medicine.
Last date updated on June, 2014