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Humanitas Research Impact Factor

The Istituto Clinico Humanitas had obtained 1875 Impact Factor points at the end of 2011. This is a significant result which puts the hospital among the leading Italian hospitals and research centres in terms of scientific production.

Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Total Impact Factor (Raw IF) 214 231 258 387 752 724 896 1587 1727 1875
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The impact factor, often abbreviated to IF, is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period. A journal's impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal in the previous two years. Today, IF is the most widespread method for quantifying the level of scientific production. The Italian legislation (Ministerial Decree of 28 July 2009, Art. 3 para. 4) considers the Impact Factor as one of the parameters for the assessment of titles presented in competitions in the scientific sphere. Individual national research institutes, regional targeted research projects and the open competition assessment criteria of scientific awards in university notices to cover posts in research all refer to the IF.