The impact factor (IF) of  scientific journal reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. Impact factors are calculated yearly for those journals that are indexed in the Journal Citation Reports. The impact factor has limitations and other measures have been proposed. Regardless, the IF does provide an estimate of the relative strength of various journals overall and within a specific field.

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Journal Data Filtered By:  Selected JCR Year: 2013 Selected Editions: SCIE
Source: InCites Journal Citation Reports