|Journal of Surgery is also one of those high impact factor journals of anesthesia that provide a forum for surgeons from all over the world to exchange ideas, to propagate the advancement of science and the art of surgery and to promote associations among surgeons. Anesthesia is a key aspect in the field of surgery that focuses in all aspects of anesthesia practice, including anesthetic administration, pharmacokinetics, preoperative and postoperative considerations, coexisting disease and other complicating factors, cost issues, and similar concerns that the anesthesiologists face daily.
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.