Schistosomiasis is a chronic and parasitic disease. It is caused by blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. Schistosomiasis can be of intestinal and urogenital type. It is very common in poor communities that do not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. People at highest risk for this disease are the ones those are in constant contact with infested water.
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 July, 2014