Impact factor

Impact factor is a bibliometric index.  It expresses the "impact" of a publication on the reference scientific community. Specifically, it measures the average number of citations of a scientific article by other researchers.

The impact factor was developed in 1961 by the Institute for Scientific Information; its current editor is Thomson Reuters Corporation.

Article information

rID: 75947
System: Forensic
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