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The Impact Factor of a journal is the measure of the frequency with which the 'average article' is cited.  It helps you evaluate the journal's relative importance in its subject area, especially when compared to others in the same field. 

A journal's Impact Factor is calculated by dividing the number of current citations to articles published in the two previous years by the total number of articles published in the two previous years.

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