Journal Impact IF
3-Year IF Trend
Journal Impact IF Ranking
|Social Sciences (all)||Q2||106/260||
Social Sciences (all) 59%
|Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)||Q3||115/209||
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all) 45%
|Environmental Science (all)||Q3||141/220||
Environmental Science (all) 36%
|Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)||Q3||144/204||
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all) 29%
International Collaboration Trend
Cited Documents Trend
Pakistan Journal of Life and Social Sciences (PJLSS) is published twice a year by The Elite Scientific Forum, Pakistan. Its scope is broad and international, covering a range of research areas including: Biology, Medicine, Agriculture, Environment, Public health and Allied Sciences. The material submitted should fall in the categories of Original articles, Short communications, Research notes, Case reports and Review articles.
What is Impact Factor?
The impact factor (IF) is frequently used as an indicator of the importance of a journal to its field. It was first introduced by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. Although IF is widely used by institutions and clinicians, people have widespread misconception regarding the method for calculating the journal IF, its significance and how it can be utilized. The IF of a journal is not associated to the factors like quality of peer review process and quality of content of the journal, but is a measure that reflects the average number of citations to articles published in journals, books, thesis, project reports, newspapers, conference/seminar proceedings, documents published in internet, notes, and any other approved documents.
Impact factor is commonly used to evaluate the relative importance of a journal within its field and to measure the frequency with which the “average article” in a journal has been cited in a particular time period. Journal which publishes more review articles will get highest IFs. Journals with higher IFs believed to be more important than those with lower ones. According to Eugene Garfield “impact simply reflects the ability of the journals and editors to attract the best paper available.” Journal which publishes more review articles will get maximum IFs.