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In Section 1 are listed those vendors and products/services compliant with the COUNTER Code of Practice for journals and databases. In Section 2 are listed those vendors and products/services compliant with the Code of Practice for books and reference works.

Last updated July 2007

1. Register of Vendors providing usage reports compliant with Release 2 of the Code of Practice for Journals and Databases

Only Vendors and Usage Reports included in this list may be regarded as being COUNTER compliant

 Vendor  JR1  JR2  DB1  DB2  DB3  JR1a (Optional)  JR3 (Optional)  JR4 (Optional)  Reports Available in XML?
 Allen Press Inc.  Yes    Yes    Yes    No  No  No
 American Academy of
 Periodontology
 Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 American Anthropological
 Association
 Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 American Association for the
 Advancement of Science
 Yes  Yes          Yes  Yes  No
 American Society for Biochemistry
 and Molecular Biology
 Yes  Yes          Yes  Yes  No
 American Society for Bone
 and Mineral Research
 Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 American Veterinary Medical
 Association
 Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 ACM Inc  Yes            No  Yes  No
 ACS Publications  Yes            Yes  Yes  No
 Annual Reviews  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Ashley Publications  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Atypon Systems  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Bentham Science Publishers  Yes            No  No  No
 Blackwell Publishing  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Cambridge University Press  Yes            No  No  No
 CFA Institute  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory
 Press
 Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 CSA  Yes    Yes    Yes    No  No  Yes
 Coremetrics SurfAid Analytics  Yes  Yes          Yes  Yes  
 CSIRO Publishing  Yes            No  No  No
 Duke University Press  Yes            Yes  Yes  No
 East View Information Services  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes    No  No  No
 EBSCO Publishing  Yes    Yes  Yes  Yes    No  No  No
 Elsevier Engineering Information      Yes  No  No        No
 Elsevier-Science Direct  Yes    Yes    Yes    No  No  No
 Elsevier-Scopus          Yes        No
 Emerald  Yes    Yes    Yes    No  Yes  No
 Future Drugs  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Future Medicine  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Greenwood Publishing Group  Yes            No  No  No
 HighWire Press  Yes  Yes          Yes  Yes  
 Humana Press  Yes    Yes    Yes    No  No  No
 Informa  Yes          Yes  No  No  No
 Informa Healthcare  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  
 Institute of Electrical and
 Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
 Yes  Yes          Yes  Yes  No
 Institute of Physics Publishing  Yes            Yes  Yes  No
 Japan Science & Technology Agency  Yes            No  No  No
 JSTOR  Yes            No  No  No
 Lawrence Erlbaum Associates  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Mary Ann Liebert  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 MetaPress  Yes            No  No  No
 MIMAS      Yes    Yes        No
 MIT press  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Micromedia ProQuest      Yes  Yes  Yes        No
 Monash University ePress  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Morgan & Claypool Publishers  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 MPS Technologies  Yes  Yes          Yes  Yes  No
 Nature Publishing Group
 (includes Palgrave Journals)
 Yes            Yes  Yes  No
 NISC      Yes  Yes  Yes        No
 OCLC  Yes    Yes  Yes  Yes    No  No  No
 Optimal iQ  Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes  Yes  Yes
 Oxford University Press  Yes            No  No  No
 Peeters Publishers  Yes    Yes        No  No  No
 Portland Press Ltd  Yes            Yes  No  No
 Project MUSE  Yes    Yes        Yes  Yes  No
 ProQuest Information and Learning  Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 Royal Society of Chemistry  Yes            Yes  Yes  No
 S Karger AG  Yes            No  No  No
 Scitation-AIP
 Publishing Services
 Yes    Yes    Yes    Yes  Yes  Yes
 Springer Verlag  Yes            No  No  No
 Symposium Journals  Yes            No  No  Yes
 Thieme Publishing Group  Yes            Yes  No  No
 Thomson Gale  Yes    Yes  Yes  Yes        No
 Thomson Scientific
 (ISI Web of Knowledge)
     Yes  Yes  Yes        No
 University of California Press  Yes        Yes    Yes  No  Yes
 HW Wilson  Yes    Yes  Yes  Yes    No  No  No

Note:

  • JR1 = Journal Report 1: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal
  • JR2 = Journal Report 2: Turnaways by Month and Journal
  • DB1 = Database Report 1: Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Database
  • DB2 = Database Report 2: Turnaways by Month and Database
  • DB3 = Database Report 3: Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Service
  • JR3 = Number of Successful Item Requests and Turnaways by Month, Journal and Page Type
  • JR4 = Total Searches Run by Month and Service

Full descriptions of the Usage Reports may be found, along with examples, in Section 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice.

 

   
  Last updated May 2007

2. Register of Vendors providing usage reports compliant with Release 1 of the Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works

Only Vendors and Usage Reports included in this list may be regarded as being COUNTER compliant for Books and Reference Works

 Vendor  BR1  BR2  BR3  BR4  BR5  BR6  Reports Available in XML?
 Blackwell Publishing Ltd    Yes    Yes    Yes  Yes
 Greenwood Publishing Group  Yes  Yes      Yes    No
 Informa  Yes  Yes  Yes        No
 MyiLibrary    Yes  Yes      Yes  No
 Thieme Medical Publishers    Yes          No
 Xrefer    Yes        Yes  No

Note:

  • BR1 = Book Report 1: Number of Successful Title Requests by Month and Title
  • BR2 = Book Report 2: Number of Successful Section Requests by Month and Title
  • BR3 = Turnaways by Month and Title
  • BR4 = Turnaways by Month and Service
  • BR5 = Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Title
  • BR6 = Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Service

Full descriptions of the Usage Reports may be found, along with examples, in Section 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works.

 

   

3. Protocols for Compliance with the COUNTER Code of Practice

3.1 Vendors and products

The Register of COUNTER compliance shall list vendor products/services rather than vendors. In cases where a vendor entry in the Register is unqualified by a specific product or service, it should be assumed that all of that vendor's online products that fall within the scope of a particular COUNTER Usage Report comply with the Code of Practice. This is more likely to be the case for small vendors with a small product/service portfolio than for a larger vendor.

3.2 Compliance process

Vendors shall make an application to the COUNTER Project Director, indicating which of their products/services they wish to submit for inclusion on the Register. Applications should be sent by e-mail to the Project Director (pshepherd@projectCounter.org ). Applicants should specify the following in their application:

3.2.1 The COUNTER Usage Reports that they wish to be designated COUNTER-compliant.
3.2.2 The products/services covered by these usage reports
3.2.3 The URL on which the usage reports are available
3.2.4 The date from which the usage reports will be available

The project director shall require the vendor to make available to at least one of the COUNTER library test sites, for a period of up to three months, the usage reports relating to the product/service for which compliant status is being applied. The Project Director shall select the test site(s) from the list in Section 1.4 below. In the event that none of the test sites is a customer for the product concerned, the vendor may nominate a selection of library customers for the product/service, from which the Project Director shall designate one or more test site(s) to be used in that case.

The test site(s) shall provide feedback direct to the vendor, copying the Project Director on all feedback. Only when the test site has informed the Project Director that the usage reports for the vendor product/service complies in every respect with the COUNTER Code of Practice shall the appropriate entry be made in the Register.

In the event that the usage reports for the vendor product/service fail to meet the requirements of the Code of Practice after three months from the date on which they were first made available to the test site(s), the vendor shall have a further three months to comply. If, after this period, the usage reports still fail to comply with the Code of Practice, the vendor shall have to submit a new application in order to begin the process again.
During the application process the vendor and its product/service shall be listed on the 'Current Applications for COUNTER Compliance' table, which shall be available on the COUNTER website. Successful applicants shall be moved to the Register.

3.3 Auditing

In order to maintain COUNTER compliant status from 2007 the vendor must agree to have its COUNTER usage reports audited according to the standards required by COUNTER. Such an audit is to be carried out within 18 months of the date of entry into the Registry, and annually thereafter. It shall be indicated in the Register which of the usage reports have been audited, and the date of the audit. A detailed description of the auditing process may be found in Appendix E of Release 2 of the Code of Practice for Journals and Databases and in Appendix D of Release 1 of the Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works.

3.4 Library test sites

The COUNTER Library Test Sites are at:

Cranfield University, UK
GlaxoSmithKline, UK
University of California, San Diego, USA
University of Leicester, UK
University of Liverpool, UK
University of Wales at Bangor, UK
Yale University, USA

4. Vendor statements on COUNTER compliance

COUNTER compliant vendors should announce and promote their COUNTER compliance by using the simple term 'COUNTER Compliant', without reference to a specific Code of Practice or Release number. COUNTER compliant vendors are also encouraged to use the COUNTER compliant logo below, wherever possible. Artwork for this logo is provided in a range of sizes and formats in the links that follow:

COUNTER compliant logo in various sizes and formats:

To download, right click with your mouse on the logo and then choose "Save Image As" or "Save Picture As" and choose a location to save the file.


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