Kidney stones prevalence has been increasing globally. A better understanding of the pathogenesis and prevention can help curb this growing epidemic. Kidney stone or renal calculus is a solid stone like or crystal mass formed in the kidneys. They are mainly formed from the dietary minerals found in urine and can be classified on the basis of their location and chemical composition.
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.
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