Marketing can be defined in simple terms as the process of communicating the value of a product to customers for the purpose of selling that product. It can be defined in several ways, in positioning the firm within its competitive market. Marketing can be viewed as an organizational function and a set of processes for creating, delivering and communicating value to customers, and customer relationship management that also benefits the organization.
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.
Last date updated on June, 2014