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