Journal Metrics

The research contribution of journal articles may be measured in many ways including:

  • Journal quality (Official Impact Factor / appearance on ERA list are two measures). The 2018 ERA list can be viewed in Western Sydney University’s Journal Finder tool.
  • Coverage by abstracting services available from Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • Citation analysis (number of citations and analysis of citing sources e.g. who is citing your work and where, cites per paper)
  • Open access downloads

For further assistance please contact your School Librarian.