The General Impact Factor (GIF) provides
quantitative and qualitative ranking, evaluating the journals for
evaluation and excellence. This factor is used for evaluating the
prestige of journals. The evaluation is carried out by considering the
factors like peer review originality, scientific quality, technical
editing quality, editorial quality and regularity and other factors.
The General Impact Factor (GIF) is
a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles
published in journals, books, patent document, thesis, project reports,
news papers, conference/ seminar proceedings, documents published in
internet, notes and any other approved documents. It is measure the
relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals of
higher journal impact factors deemed to be more important than those
with lower ones. Journal Impact factors are calculated in yearly/half-
yearly/ Quarterly/Monthly for those journals that are indexed in Journal
Reference Reports (JRR).
The impact factor (IF) of
an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of
citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently
used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its
field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more
important than those with lower ones. The impact factor was devised by
Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific
Information. The impact factor is highly dependent on the academic
discipline, possibly on the speed with which papers get cited in a
field. The percentage of total citations occurring in the first two
years after publication varies highly among disciplines from 1–3% in the
mathematical and physical sciences to 5–8% in the biological sciences.
Thus impact factors cannot be used to compare journals across
disciplines. The impact factor is based on the arithmetic mean number of
citations per paper, yet citation counts follow a and therefore the
arithmetic mean is a statistically inappropriate measure.
Journals indexed in General Impact Factor can use the General Impact Factor logo and the General Impact Factor displayed value on their website.
|Good Journal||Better Journal||Best Journal|
|0.5999 to 1.3999||1.4 to 2.2999/b>||2.3 to 8|