- Impact Factor - What is it?; Why use it?
The impact factor (IF) is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. It is used to measure the importance or rank of a journal by calculating the times it's articles are cited.
- How Impact Factor is Calculated?
A journal's impact factor is based on 2 elements: the numerator, which is the number of citations in the current year to any items published in a journal in the previous 2 years, and the denominator, which is the number of substantive articles (source items) published in the same 2 years. The impact factor could just as easily be based on the previous year's articles alone, which would give an even greater weight to rapidly changing fields.
IJORCS's impact factor value is derived from the citation data collected through DOAJ, Google Scholar and other search services. To see the citations, check the Cited By section on an article's page. Our goal is to continuously improve our standards with the support of our Editorial Board members, our Reviewer’s Committee and the authors, researchers publishing in our journal. Their support leads us towards our goal to improve the journal’s quality and the article(s) value, the Impact Factor.