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Journal Impact Factor (JIF)

“the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR year”


  • calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the two previous years
  • Example: For a particular journal, there are 200 papers published in 2014 and 150 papers published in 2015. In the year 2016, the total 350 articles were cited 650 times


The Impact factor (2016)=   (total no. of citations obtained in 2016 from previous two years of publications)
(total no. of papers published in 2014 and 2015) 

650 / 350 =1.85

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