SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
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To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2014 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
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The Journal of Approximation Theory is devoted to advances in pure and applied approximation theory and related areas. These areas include, among others:
• Classical approximation
• Abstract approximation
• Constructive approximation
• Degree of approximation
• Fourier expansions
• Interpolation of operators
• General orthogonal systems
• Interpolation and quadratures
• Multivariate approximation
• Orthogonal polynomials
• Padé approximation
• Rational approximation
• Spline functions of one and several variables
• Approximation by radial basis functions in Euclidean spaces, on spheres, and on more general manifolds
• Special functions with strong connections to classical harmonic analysis, orthogonal polynomial, and approximation theory (as opposed to combinatorics, number theory, representation theory, generating functions, formal theory, and so forth)
• Approximation theoretic aspects of real or complex function theory, function theory, difference or differential equations, function spaces, or harmonic analysis
• Wavelet Theory and its applications in signal and image processing, and in differential equations with special emphasis on connections between wavelet theory and elements of approximation theory (such as approximation orders, Besov and Sobolev spaces, and so forth)
• Gabor (Weyl-Heisenberg) expansions and sampling theory