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The COUNTER Code of Practice

COUNTER’s library, vendor and content provider members have contributed to the development the Code of Practice.

The Code of Practice enables publishers and vendors to produce consistent and credible usage data. This allows libraries to compare data received from different vendors and publishers, and to understand and demonstrate the value of the electronic resources to which they subscribe.

Release 4 is the current Code of Practice and the requirement for COUNTER-compliance. The effective date for compliance with Release 5 is January 2019. The Transition Timeline and Transition Options graphics explains the detail.

 

Code of Practice
 

Usage Reports

This sectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. lists the COUNTER Usage Reports; it also specifies the content, format and delivery specifications that these reports must meet to be designated ‘COUNTER-Compliant’. For each compliant product vendors must supply the relevant COUNTER-compliant usage reports at no additional charge to customers.

Customers may specify the start and end month of data to be reported in the COUNTER Reports. To enable customers to do this, vendors must have a pool of at least 24 months of usage data available, and a COUNTER Report must be capable of displaying at least 12 months of usage data, if this is requested by the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.. If no start or end month is specified by a customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”., the default reporting periodThe total time period covered in a usage report. is the Current Calendar Year-to-Date. (Newly COUNTER-compliant vendors may not have 24 months of COUNTER compliant usage data available, in which case they must make available as many months’ usage data as they have until they have 24 months of usage data)

Table 1: List of COUNTER Usage Reports

Report Description Status
Journal Report 1 Number of Successful Full-Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it Requests by Month and Journal Standard
Journal Report 1 GOA Number of Successful Gold Open Access“Open Access” (“OA”) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g. access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and licenseA contract or agreement that provides an organization or individual (licenseeSubscriber: An individual or organization that pays a vendor in advance for access to a specified range of the vendor’s services and/or content for a predetermined period of time and subject to terms and conditions agreed with the vendor) with the right to access certain content. restrictions). “Open Access” can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed academic “Journal” “Articles”, conference papers, theses, “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” “Chapters”, and monographs. [wikipedia] Full-Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it Requests by Month and Journal Standard
Journal Report 1a Number of Successful Full-Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it Requests from an ArchiveNon-current collections of journals, books, articles, or other publications that are preserved because of their continuing value and which are frequently made available by publishers as separate acquisitions by Month and Journal Optional
( See Appendix H)
Journal Report 2 Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. to Full-Text Articles by Month, Journal and Category Standard
Journal Report 3 Number of Successful ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. RequestsNumber of items requested by users as a result of a user request, action, or search. User requests include viewing, downloading, emailing and printing of items, where this activity can be recorded and controlled by the server rather than the browser. Turnaways will also be counted. (See 3.1.5.4) by Month, Journal and Page-type Optional
(See Appendix H)
Journal Report 3 Mobile Number of Successful ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. RequestsNumber of items requested by users as a result of a user request, action, or search. User requests include viewing, downloading, emailing and printing of items, where this activity can be recorded and controlled by the server rather than the browser. Turnaways will also be counted. (See 3.1.5.4) by Month, Journal and Page-type for usage on a mobile deviceA small, hand-held computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input and/or a miniature keyboard Optional
(See Appendix H)
Journal Report 4 Total Searches Run By Month and CollectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. Optional
(See Appendix H)
Journal Report 5 Number of Successful Full-Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it Requests by Year-of-Publication (YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online.) and Journal Standard
Database Report 1 Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Database Standard
Database Report 2 Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. by Month, Database and Category Standard
PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. Report 1
(formerly Database Report 3)
Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. Standard
BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 1 Number of Successful Title Requests by Month and Title Standard
BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 2 Number of Successful SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. Requests by Month and Title Standard
BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 3 Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. to Content Items by Month, Title and Category Standard
BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 4 Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. to Content items by Month, PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. and Category Standard
BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 5 Total Searches by Month and Title Standard
BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 7 Number of Successful Unique Title Requests by Month and Title in a SessionA successful “Request” of an online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.). It starts when a user connects to the serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) or “Database” and ends by terminating activity that is either explicit (by leaving the serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) through exit or logout) or implicit (timeout due to user inactivity). (NISO) Optional
(See Appendix L)
MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 1 Number of Successful Full MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Content Unit Requests by Month and CollectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. Standard
MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 2 Number of Successful Full MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Content Unit Requests by Month, CollectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. Type Optional
(See Appendix H)
Title Report 1 (formerly Journal/BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 1) Number of Successful Requests for Journal Full-Text Articles and BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Sections by Month and Title Optional
(See Appendix H)
Title Report 1 Mobile Number of Successful Requests for Journal Full-Text Articles and BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Sections by Month and Title (formatted for normal browsers/delivered to mobile devices AND formatted for mobile devices/delivered to mobile devices Optional
(See Appendix H)
Title Report 2 Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. to Full-Text Items by Month, Title and Category Optional
(See Appendix H)
Title Report 3 Number of Successful ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. RequestsNumber of items requested by users as a result of a user request, action, or search. User requests include viewing, downloading, emailing and printing of items, where this activity can be recorded and controlled by the server rather than the browser. Turnaways will also be counted. (See 3.1.5.4) by Month, Title and Page Type Optional
(See Appendix H)
Title Report 3 Mobile Number of Successful ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. RequestsNumber of items requested by users as a result of a user request, action, or search. User requests include viewing, downloading, emailing and printing of items, where this activity can be recorded and controlled by the server rather than the browser. Turnaways will also be counted. (See 3.1.5.4) by Month, Title and Page Type (formatted for normal browsers/delivered to mobile devices AND formatted for mobile devices/delivered to mobile devices Optional
(See Appendix H)

 

Note: The Usage Reports categorised as Standard in Table 1 above are those reports that vendors must provide (depending on the types of content covered) in order to be COUNTER compliant. Optional reports are not required for COUNTER-compliance, but are designed to enable more detailed usage reporting, where vendors have the capability to do this.

4.1 Example usage reports

Examples are provided below of the COUNTER usage reports, in separate sections for Journals, Databases, Books and Reference Works, and for MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. content. While these examples are in Excel format, (See SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 4.3 below for other report delivery options), primarily for visualisation purposes, all COUNTER usage reports must be available in XML, irrespective of other formats provided. Reports must comply exactly with the formats specified in order to be COUNTER compliant.

In all the usage reports listed below the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. Total column has been moved from the column at right-hand side of the report, which it occupied in previous Releases, to a column on the left-hand side of the monthly data columns. This move has been made to ensure that the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. Total column is at a fixed place in each report, irrespective of the number of months of data being reported. This facilitates the automated harvesting and processing of the usage reports.

The majority of the Excel examples provided below show usage data for the months of January, February and March. This limited range of months has been selected simply to allow the reports to be displayed clearly on the page within this document. In reality the usage reports will show columns for every month during the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report., to the end month selected. Where the end month selected is in the future, the relevant columns should be shown with no data in the cells

4.1.1 Journals

Journal Report 1: Number of Successful Full-Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it Requests by Month and Journal

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Note:

  1. Neither books nor bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. series may be included in Journal Report 1.
  2. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘NorthEast Research Libraries ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’, ‘Yale University’
  3. the ‘Total for all journals’ line is provided at the top of the Table to allow it to be stripped out without disrupting the rest of the Table, as the number of journals included may vary from one month to another.
  4. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier, being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group, is available for implementation.
  5. A Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is required for each journal listed. This should be provided simply as an identifier value. (If a Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is not available the cell must be left blank).
  6. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must always be included, but cells may be left blank where the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a journal.
  7. The hyphen within the Print and Online ISSNs must be included, as indicated in the example above.
  8. Journals for which the number of full-text articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it requests is zero in every month should be included in Journal Report 1, except where an aggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers or gatewayAn intermediary online service which does not 4 ECO typically host the items requested by the user. The gateway will either refer the user to another site or service to download the item, or will request the item from another site or service and delivers it to the user within its own gateway environment. Items may be cached is responsible for recording and reporting the usage (see SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 7 below).
  9. The Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. Total will not necessarily be the sum of the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers and Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance columns, as full-text articles may be available in formats other than PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance and HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers.
  10. Vendors that provide online journals and books on the same platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. may report usage of both categories of product in a single optional additional COUNTER report: Title Report 1: Number of successful full-text itemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. requestsNumber of items requested by users as a result of a user request, action, or search. User requests include viewing, downloading, emailing and printing of items, where this activity can be recorded and controlled by the server rather than the browser. Turnaways will also be counted. (See 3.1.5.4) by month and title. This report may be found in Appendix H to this Code of Practice.
  11. Note clarification dated September 2016: Zero reporting is only a requirement in Journal Report 1, the exception being reports from full-text aggregators because of the size of such reports. However, if a platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. is unable to provide zero usage for entitlements only, they should not include the zero usage. Other reports such as Journal Report 1 GOA  and Journal Report 5 are a sub-sets and zero usage should be not reported.

Data Display Rules

Vendors must adhere to the Data Display Rules specified below. While these rules apply specifically to Journal Report 1, they also illustrate the rules that should be followed for the other reports listed in this Code of Practice.

 

Journal Report 1: Display Rules

General Notes:
Background cell colour is optional for all cells. No cell should contain commas or tab characters.

These rules apply to both Excel and TSV (Tab-Separated Value) formats of JR1. The notation used refers to cells using standard Excel notation, with cell “B6” meaning the cell in the second column and at the 6th row. In TSV, this would refer to the 2nd field position on the 6th row of the file.

There must be a column for every month that falls within the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. covered by the report. Where recorded usage is zero in a given month ‘0’ must be included in the relevant cells. Where usage has not yet been recorded for a given month the relevant cells must be left blank.

Display/Formatting Rules:

  1. Cell A1 contains the text “Journal Report 1(R4)”
  2. Cell B1 contains the text “Number of Successful Full-text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it Requests by Month and Journal”
  3. Cell A2 contains the “CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” as defined in Appendix A (e.g. “NorthEast Research Library ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.” or “Yale University”)
  4. Cell A3 contains the “Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.” as defined in Appendix A, but may be left blank if the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. does not use Institutional Identifiers
  5. Cell A4 contains the text “Period covered by Report”
  6. Cell A5 contains the dates that encompass the Period covered by Report in yyyy-mm-dd format. For example a report covering the Period 1 April 2011-30 September 2011 would show 2011-04-01 to 2011-09-30.
  7. Cell A6 contains the text “Date run”
  8. Cell A7 contains the date that the report was run in yyyy-mm-dd format. For example, a report run on 12 February 2011 would show 2011-02-12.
  9. Cell A8 contains the text “Journal”
  10. Cell B8 contains the text “PublisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form
  11. Cell C8 contains the text “PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports.
  12. Cell D8 contains the text “Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level
  13. Cell E8 contains the text “Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products
  14. Cell F8 contains the text “Print ISSNThe International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique 8-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication. Periodical published in both print and electronic form may have two ISSNs, a print ISSN and an electronic ISSN.
  15. Cell G8 contains the text “Online ISSNThe International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique 8-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication. Periodical published in both print and electronic form may have two ISSNs, a print ISSN and an electronic ISSN.
  16. Cell H8 contains the text “Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. Total”
  17. Cell I8 contains the text “Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers
  18. Cell J8 contains the text “Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance”.
  19. Cell K8 contains the month and year of the first month of data in this report in Mmm-yyyy format. Thus for January 2011, this cell will contain “Jan-2011”
  20. Cell A9 contains the text “Total for all journals”
  21. Cell B9 contains the name of the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form/vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship., provided all the journals listed in column A are from the same publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form/vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship.. If not, this cell is left blank.
  22. Cell C9 contains the name of the platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports.
  23. Cells D9, E9, F9 and G9 are blank
  24. Cell A10 down to Cell A[n] contains the name of each journal
  25. Cell B10 down to Cell B[n] contains the name of the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form of each journal
  26. Cell C10 down to Cell C[n] contains the name of the platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. on which each journal is published
  27. Cell D10 down to Cell D[n] contains the Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level
  28. Cell E10 down to Cell E[n] contains the Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products, where available
  29. Cell F10 down to Cell F[n] contains the Print ISSNThe International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique 8-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication. Periodical published in both print and electronic form may have two ISSNs, a print ISSN and an electronic ISSN.
  30. Cell G10 down to Cell G[n] contains the Online ISSNThe International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique 8-digit number used to identify a print or electronic periodical publication. Periodical published in both print and electronic form may have two ISSNs, a print ISSN and an electronic ISSN.
  31. Cell H10 down to Cell H[n] contains the number of Full Text Requests Total for the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. – i.e. the sum of Full Text Requests Total for Jan, Feb etc. up to and including the last reported month.
  32. Cell I10 down to Cell I[n] contains the number of Full Text HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers Requests Total for the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report..
  33. Cell J10 down to Cell J[n] contains the number of Full Text Requests PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance for the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report..
  34. Cell K10 down to Cell K[n] contains the number of Full Text Requests for that journal in the corresponding month
  35. Similarly, Cell L10 down to Cell L[n], Cell M10 down to Cell M[n] etc. contain the Full Text Requests for the corresponding months
  36. Cell H9 and Cell K9 across to Cell M7 (or whatever column corresponds to the last column of the table) gives totals for each column. The figure reported in these cells in Row 9 must equal the sum of the cells for that column from Row 10 to the bottom of the table.

Note About HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers and PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance Totals:
The sum of (Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers) + (Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance) may give a different total to the (Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. TOTAL) depending on the formats available, because other formats such as PostScriptArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in Postscript for faithful output via printer may be included in the (Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. TOTAL) figure, but Publishers/Vendors should NOT include additional columns for these additional formats. Only HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers, PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance and TOTAL are required.

 

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, See Appendix A.

The XML Schema for Journal Report 1 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

Journal Report 1GOA: Number of Successful Gold Open Access“Open Access” (“OA”) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g. access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and licenseA contract or agreement that provides an organization or individual (licenseeSubscriber: An individual or organization that pays a vendor in advance for access to a specified range of the vendor’s services and/or content for a predetermined period of time and subject to terms and conditions agreed with the vendor) with the right to access certain content. restrictions). “Open Access” can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed academic “Journal” “Articles”, conference papers, theses, “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” “Chapters”, and monographs. [wikipedia] Full-text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it Requests by Month and Journal

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  1. Usage reported in JR1GOA must also be included in JR1, which reports all usage of full-text articles, including usage of Gold Open Access“Open Access” (“OA”) refers to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g. access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and licenseA contract or agreement that provides an organization or individual (licenseeSubscriber: An individual or organization that pays a vendor in advance for access to a specified range of the vendor’s services and/or content for a predetermined period of time and subject to terms and conditions agreed with the vendor) with the right to access certain content. restrictions). “Open Access” can be applied to all forms of published research output, including peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed academic “Journal” “Articles”, conference papers, theses, “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” “Chapters”, and monographs. [wikipedia]
  2. Neither books nor bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. series may be included in Journal Report 1 GOA.
  3. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘NorthEast Research Libraries ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’, ‘Yale University’
  4. The ‘Total for all journals’ line is provided at the top of the Table to allow it to be stripped out without disrupting the rest of the Table, as the number of journals included may vary from one month to another.
  5. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  6. A Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is required for each journal listed. This should be provided simply as an identifier value. (If a Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is not available the cell must be left blank).
  7. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must be included, but cells may be left blank where the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a journal
  8. The hyphen within the ISSNs must be included, as indicated in the example above.
  9. The Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. Total will not necessarily be the sum of the Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers and Reporting PeriodThe total time period covered in a usage report. PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance columns, as full-text articles may be available in formats other than PDFPortable Document Format, file formatted for the Adobe Acrobat reader. Items such as full-text articles or journals published in PDF format tend to replicate the printed page in appearance and HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers.
  10. Vendors that provide online journals and books on the same platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. may report usage of both categories of product in a single optional additional COUNTER report: Title Report 1: Number of successful full-text itemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. requestsNumber of items requested by users as a result of a user request, action, or search. User requests include viewing, downloading, emailing and printing of items, where this activity can be recorded and controlled by the server rather than the browser. Turnaways will also be counted. (See 3.1.5.4) by month and title. This report may be found in Appendix G to this Code of Practice.
  11. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for Journal Report 1 GOA is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

Journal Report 2: Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. to Full-Text Articles by Month, Journal and Category

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Note:

    1. Neither books nor bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. series may be included in Journal Report 2.
    2. For criteria’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘NorthEast Research Libraries ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’, ‘Yale University’
    3. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
    4. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must always be included, but cells may be left blank where the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a journal
    5. A journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is required for each journal listed. This should be provided simply as an identifier value. (If a Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is not available the cell must be left blank).
    6. The hyphen within the ISSNs should be included, as indicated in the example above.
    7. Access deniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded.: content itemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. not licenced’ should be reported when the userA person who accesses the online resource has been denied access to a content itemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. because the userA person who accesses the online resource or the userA person who accesses the online resource’s institutionThe organization for which usage is being reported. does not have access rights under an agreement with the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship.. Examples of the type of event that should trigger the recording of this category of Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. are: Redirect userA person who accesses the online resource to another URL (e.g. to a credit card payment page); Return Code 403, Forbidden; CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. error page.
    8. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for Journal Report 2 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

Note: Journal Report 1a, Journal Report 3, Journal Report 3 Mobile and Journal Report 4 are optional additional reports that may be found in Appendix H of this Code of Practice.

Journal Report 5: Number of Successful Full-Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.The complete text, including all references, figures and tables, of an articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”., plus links to any supplementary material published with it Requests by Year-of-Publication (YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online.) and Journal

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  1. The purpose of this report is to enable customers to distinguish usage of separately acquired archives within the total usage reported in Journal Report 1. The range of years reported in Journal Report 5 must, therefore, enable them to do this. The years and YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online.-ranges used in Row 8 of Journal Report 5 may be modified, but vendors must provide each YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online. in the current decade and in the immediately previous decade as separate columns. All YOPs prior to these two decades may, as a minimum, be reported in a single column unless there is a boundary between current files and backfiles during this period, in which case two columns, one for current files and one for backfiles, must be provided. Vendors are encouraged, where they have the capability to do so, to report all YOPs in separate columns.
  2. Vendors are not required to provide Journal Report 5 every month. Rather, vendors are required to have the capability to provide Journal Report 5 to customers on demand.
  3. Vendors providing Journal Report 5 must also continue to report all usage for journals in Journal Report 1, notwithstanding their inclusion in Journal Report 5.
  4. Neither books nor bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. series may be included in Journal Report 5
  5. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘NorthEast Research Libraries ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’, ‘Yale University’
  6. Articles in Press“Full Text Articles” that have been accepted for publication in a “Journal” and have been made available online to customers, and which will be assigned a publication date of the current year or a future year. are full-text articles that have been accepted for publication in a journal, and which have been made available online by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, and which will be assigned a publication dateAn optional field in COUNTER “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. Reports” and “Provider Discovery ReportsA series of COUNTER reports that discovery services provide to “Content Providers” so that they can see how their content is being used.”. The date of release by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form to customers of a “Content ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”. of the current year or a future year.
  7. YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online. = Year of PublicationCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online.” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online.
  8. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  9. A Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is required for each journal listed. This should be provided simply as an identifier value. (If a Journal DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is not available the cell must be left blank).
  10. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must be included, but cells may be left blank where the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a journal
  11. The hyphen within the ISSNs should be included, as indicated in the example above.
  12. YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online. Unknown covers full-text articles (usually older articles) that have been formally published in a journal, but to which no Year of PublicationCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online.” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online. has been allocated. This category of articles must not include Articles in Press“Full Text Articles” that have been accepted for publication in a “Journal” and have been made available online to customers, and which will be assigned a publication date of the current year or a future year. unless they cannot be distinguished from other articles without a YOPCalendar year in which an “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”, “ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.”, “IssueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print” or volumeJournals:  Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of a minimum of one journal issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print; in printed form, volumes of more than one issueA collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of journal articles associated with each other via allocation of a specific issue number and presented as an identifiable unit online and/or as a physically bound and covered set of numbered pages in print are not normally bound together by the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form, but are frequently bound together in hardback by the purchasing library to aid preservation of the printed product. Books: Numbered collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of articles, chapters, or entries that is part of a larger, multi-volume work, either published together or serially is published. For the COUNTER “YOP” attribute, use the year of publication for the print when it differs from the online..
  13. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for Journal Report 5 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

4.1.2 Databases

Database Report 1: Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Database

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Note:

  1. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘NorthEast Research Libraries ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’, ‘Yale University’
  2. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  3. SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. activity generated by federated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. engines and automated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. agents should be categorized separately from regularA COUNTER “Access_MethodA COUNTER attribute indicating whether the usage related to an “Investigation” or a “Request” was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing and searching a website (“Regular”) or by “Text and Data Mining” processes (“TDM”).”. Indicates that usage was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing/searching a website, rather than by “Text and Data Mining” (“TDM”) processes. searches. Any searches derived from any federated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. engine or automated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. agent) should be included in separate “Searches_federatedA COUNTER “Metric Type” used to report “Searches” conducted through a “Federated SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server.serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.). See also “Federated SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server.”. and automated” counts as indicated in the above report and are not to be included in the “RegularA COUNTER “Access_MethodA COUNTER attribute indicating whether the usage related to an “Investigation” or a “Request” was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing and searching a website (“Regular”) or by “Text and Data Mining” processes (“TDM”).”. Indicates that usage was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing/searching a website, rather than by “Text and Data Mining” (“TDM”) processes. Searches ” counts.( See relevant protocol in SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 5 below)
  4. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for Database Report 1 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

 

Database Report 2: Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. by Month, Database and Category

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Note:

  1. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘NorthEast Research Libraries ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’, ‘Yale University’
  2. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  3. Access deniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded.: content itemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. not licenced’ should be reported  when the userA person who accesses the online resource has been denied access to  a content itemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. because the userA person who accesses the online resource or the userA person who accesses the online resource’s institutionThe organization for which usage is being reported. does not have access rights under an agreement with the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship.. Examples of the type of event that should trigger the recording of this category of Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. are: Return Code 403, Forbidden; Redirect userA person who accesses the online resource to another URL; CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. error page.
  4. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for Database Report 2 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

 

PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. Report 1: Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. (Replaces Database Report 3)

PR1

Note:

  1. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘NorthEast Research Libraries ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’, ‘Yale University’
  2. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  3. SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. activity generated by federated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. engines and other automated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. agents should be categorized separately from regularA COUNTER “Access_MethodA COUNTER attribute indicating whether the usage related to an “Investigation” or a “Request” was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing and searching a website (“Regular”) or by “Text and Data Mining” processes (“TDM”).”. Indicates that usage was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing/searching a website, rather than by “Text and Data Mining” (“TDM”) processes. searches. Any searches derived from any federated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. engine (or similar automated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. agent) should be included in separate “Searches_federatedA COUNTER “Metric Type” used to report “Searches” conducted through a “Federated SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server.serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.). See also “Federated SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server.”. and automated” counts as indicated in the above report and are not to be included in the “RegularA COUNTER “Access_MethodA COUNTER attribute indicating whether the usage related to an “Investigation” or a “Request” was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing and searching a website (“Regular”) or by “Text and Data Mining” processes (“TDM”).”. Indicates that usage was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing/searching a website, rather than by “Text and Data Mining” (“TDM”) processes. Searches” counts. (See relevant protocol in SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 5 below)
  4. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. Report 1 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

 

4.1.3 Books and Reference Works

BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 1: Number of Successful Title Requests by Month and Title
(To be provided only when an entire bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. is provided as a single file; otherwise BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 2 below must be used)

421br1

 

Note:

  1. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘Harvard University’, ‘Department of Chemistry’
  2. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  3. A BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is required for every title on the list. This should be provided simply as an identifier value. (If a BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is not available the cell must be left blank).
  4. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must be included, but cells may be left blank if the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a journal
  5. The ‘Total for all titles’ line is provided at the top of the Table to allow it to be stripped out without disrupting the rest of the Table, as the number of books included may vary from one month to another.
  6. Books for which the number of title requests is zero in every month should not be included in BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 1.
  7. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1
  8. The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 1 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter
BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 2: Number of Successful SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”.** Requests by Month and Title

421br2

**The SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. Type (ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”., encyclopaedia entryA record of information in some categories of reference work, etc.) used in this report must be indicated in the report itself as shown. Where more than one type of SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. is used, simply list the predominant type covered in this report.

Note:

  1. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘Harvard University’, ‘Department of Chemistry’
  2. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  3. A BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is required for every title on the list. This should be provided simply as an identifier value. (If a BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is not available the cell must be left blank).
  4. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must be included, but cells may be left blank if the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a journal
  5. The ‘Total for all titles’ line is provided at the top of the Table to allow it to be stripped out without disrupting the rest of the Table, as the number of titles included may vary from one month to another.
  6. Books for which the number of SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. requests is zero in every month should not be included in BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 2.
  7. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 2 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 3: Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. to Content Items by Month, Title and Category

421br3

 

Note:

  1. BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 3 is only to be supplied for those titles where turnaways are at the title level. In most cases turnaways are at the level of the platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports., in which case BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 4 applies.
  2. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘Harvard University’, ‘Department of Chemistry.’
  3. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  4. A BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is required for every title on the list. This should be provided simply as an identifier value. (If a Title DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is not available the cell must be left blank).
  5. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must be included, but cells may be left blank where the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a title.
  6. The ‘Total for all titles’ line is provided at the top of the Table to allow it to be stripped out without disrupting the rest of the Table, as the number of titles included may vary from one month to another.
  7. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the above terms, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 3 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 4: Access DeniedAn attempt by a userA person who accesses the online resource to access content that was denied because their institution lacked a proper license or simultaneous userA person who accesses the online resource limits specified in the license were exceeded. to Content Items by Month, PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. and Category

421br4
Note:

  1. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘Harvard University’, ‘Department of Chemistry.’
  2. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  3. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must be included, but cells may be left blank where the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a title
  4. The ‘Total for all titles’ line is provided at the top of the Table to allow it to be stripped out without disrupting the rest of the Table, as the number of titles included may vary from one month to another.
  5. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 4 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 5: Total Searches by Month and Title

421br5

Note:

  1. BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 5 is to be supplied only for those titles where searches and sessions can be counted at the title level. In most cases searches and sessions are at the level of the platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports., in which case PlatformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports. Report 1 applies.
  2. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘Harvard University’, ‘Department of Chemistry.’
  3. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  4. A BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is required for every title on the list. This should be provided simply as an identifier value. (If a BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. DOIThe “Digital Object Identifier” is a means of persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property (a creation) on a digital network, irrespective of its current location (www.doi.org) “DOIs” may be assigned at the “Title”, “ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”/”ChapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”.”, or “Component” level is not available the cell must be left blank).
  5. The Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products column must be included, but cells may be left blank where the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. has no Proprietary IdentifierA unique identifier given by publishers and other content providers to a product or collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. of products for a title
  6. The ‘Total for all titles’ line is provided at the top of the Table to allow it to be stripped out without disrupting the rest of the Table, as the number of titles included may vary from one month to another.
  7. SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. activity generated by federated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. engines and other automated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. agents should be categorized separately from regularA COUNTER “Access_MethodA COUNTER attribute indicating whether the usage related to an “Investigation” or a “Request” was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing and searching a website (“Regular”) or by “Text and Data Mining” processes (“TDM”).”. Indicates that usage was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing/searching a website, rather than by “Text and Data Mining” (“TDM”) processes. searches. Any searches derived from any federated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. engine (or similar automated searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server. agent) should be included in separate “Searches_federatedA COUNTER “Metric Type” used to report “Searches” conducted through a “Federated SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server.serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.). See also “Federated SearchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server.”. and automated” counts as indicated in the above report and are not to be included in the “RegularA COUNTER “Access_MethodA COUNTER attribute indicating whether the usage related to an “Investigation” or a “Request” was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing and searching a website (“Regular”) or by “Text and Data Mining” processes (“TDM”).”. Indicates that usage was generated by a human userA person who accesses the online resource browsing/searching a website, rather than by “Text and Data Mining” (“TDM”) processes. Searches” counts. (See relevant protocol in SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 5 below)
  8. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Report 5 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

4.1.4 MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Content

Usage of multimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. content (audio, image, video, etc.) where this is a content itemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. in itself (i.e. not part of a Journal, BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. or Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.) should be reported in MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 1, below.

Only Successful Requests for MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Full Content Units may be counted. Publishers and vendors must not count the usage of thumbnails or descriptive text associated with an image, etc. See definition of MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Full Content Unit in Appendix A)

MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 1: Number of Successful MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Full Content Unit Requests by Month and CollectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.

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  1. MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 1 is required only for products that consist of collections of multimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. items (audio, video, images). Where multimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. content is published within a journal or bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”., its usage should be reported in the appropriate COUNTER Journal or BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. reports.
  2. For ‘CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’ specify, for example, the organizational level to which the usage reports refer: e.g. ‘NorthEast Research Libraries ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’, ‘Yale University’
  3. Institutional IdentifierA unique identifier for an “Institution”. In COUNTER reports the “Institution_ID” is presented as a combination of the identifier type and its value.  Proprietary identifiers can be included and will have a type that identifies the content platform that defines them.’ is an optional field until the standard for this identifier being developed by the NISO Institutional Identifiers Working Group is available for implementation.
  4. For guidance on Data Display Rules, see Journal Report 1

The above report complies with the COUNTER Code of Practice for collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. and reporting of usage data. For definitions of the terms used, see Appendix A.

The XML Schema for MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 1 is at: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

4.1.5 Reports for a Library ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.

If a product has been acquired by a library consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content., the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. must (unless the resulting reports are unmanageably large in size, in which case the SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. Harvester tool, described in SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 4.1.6 below, is an alternative approach) provide a readily accessible single usage report for the consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. that includes details for each member of the consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.. This report must contain only the consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. members (and no extraneous institutions outside the consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.). The vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. must also provide to the consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. individual reports for each consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. memberAn institution that has obtained access to online information resources as part of a consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.. A consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. member is defined by a subset of the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’s range of IP addresses or by other specific authentication details. or institute (unless forbidden to do so by contract with a consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. memberAn institution that has obtained access to online information resources as part of a consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.. A consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. member is defined by a subset of the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’s range of IP addresses or by other specific authentication details. or institute). In consortia where more than one member institutionThe organization for which usage is being reported. may share an IP addressInternet Protocol (IP) address of the computer on which the session is conducted and may be used by content providers as a means of authentication and authorization and for identifying the institution a user is affiliated with. The identifying network address (typically four 8-bit numbers, aaa.bbb.cc.dd) of the user's computer or proxy., or range of IP addresses, the total usage statistics reported in the consolidated ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. Reports 1,2 and 3 below, must be de-duplicated. This means that, in such cases, the total usage reported may be less than the sum of the usage reported for each member institutionThe organization for which usage is being reported..

ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. Report 1: Number of successful full-text journal articleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. or bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. chapterA subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or of some categories of “Reference Work”; usually numbered and titled. A COUNTER “Section_Type”. requests by month and title, (XML only).

XML Schema: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

This report is a single XML file, broken down by consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. memberAn institution that has obtained access to online information resources as part of a consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.. A consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. member is defined by a subset of the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’s range of IP addresses or by other specific authentication details., which contains the full-text usage data for every online journal and bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. taken by individual consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. members, calculated on the same basis as in Journal Report 1 and in BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Reports 1 and 2, using the data processing rules specified in SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 5 below.

ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. Report 2: Total searches by month and database (XML only).

XML Schema: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

This report is a single XML file, broken down by consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. memberAn institution that has obtained access to online information resources as part of a consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.. A consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. member is defined by a subset of the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’s range of IP addresses or by other specific authentication details., which contains the searchA userA person who accesses the online resource-driven intellectual query, typically equated to submitting the “Search” form of the online serviceA branded group of online information products from one or more vendors that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete service, or at a lower level (e.g. a collectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”.) to the server., record viewReport the number of times the detailed metadata of records within the database are viewed, irrespective of whether these records are reached from a set of search/browse results from the platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports of from a link-inDirect access to resources on the site that are a result of the user clicking a link on another site. The domain name of the site where the link originated to be recorded from an external source. Record Views are not views of the actual itemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction. (e.g. Full Text), but represent a view of the detailed metadata display.Typical examples of Record Views counted in COUNTER Database Reports are abstracts views, descriptive data on molecular structures, and chemical reactions and result clickReport the number of times that users click on results from a given database from the result list displayed by a search or browse action on that platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports.The Result Click is counted irrespective of whether it takes the user to an internal record within the database searched (e.g. Full Text or an abstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”)./detailed display), or to an external resource (e.g. an OpenURL link such as “findit@mylibrary”, a document delivery form) counts for each database taken by individual consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. members, calculated on the same basis as for Database Report 1, above, using the data processing rules specified in SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 5 below.

ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. Report 3: Number of Successful MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Full Content Unit Requests by Month and CollectionA subset of the content of a service; a collection is a branded group of online information products from one or more content providers that can be subscribed to/licensed and searched as a complete group. For the COUNTER reporting is restricted to pre-set collections that are defined like “Databases”. See “Database”. Note a package or bundle provided by a publisher is not considered a “Database” or “Collection”. (xml only)
To be used only by vendors that provide MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 1

XML Schema: http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter

This report is a single XML file, broken down by consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. memberAn institution that has obtained access to online information resources as part of a consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.. A consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. member is defined by a subset of the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’s range of IP addresses or by other specific authentication details., which contains the usage data for multimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. full content units in collections taken by individual consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. members, calculated on the same basis as in MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 1, using the data processing rules specified in SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 5 below.

Note:

  1. The XML schema covering the above usage reports is available on the NISO/SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. website (http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter ). This schema can be used with the SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. and COUNTER_SUSHI schemas to retrieve any of the COUNTER reports (journals, databases, books, reference works, consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.). The flexibility of the schema is achieved through the use of several self-defining elements. Rather than enumerate the allowed values within the schema, these values are defined outside of the schema to allow new reports and metrics to be added without needing to update the schema each time. The values for the “Report” data element are listed in the Report Registry (http://www.niso.org/workrooms/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./reports/ ). Values for other elements can be found on the COUNTER Schema Data Element Values webpage (http://www.niso.org/workrooms/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./values/ ) .
  2. Where journal articles and bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. chapters are available on the same platformAn interface from an AggregatorA type of vendor that hosts content from multiple publishers, delivers content direct to customers and is paid for this service by customers, Host, Publisher or Service that delivers the content to the user and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reportsAn interface from a “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.” that delivers the content to the userA person who accesses the online resource and that counts and provides the COUNTER usage reports., usage should be included in the same consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. report. Where journal articles and bookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. chapters are available on separate platforms usage should be reported separately.

4.1.6 The SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. Harvester for Library Consortia

When publishers with very large numbers of journals are reporting to consortia with very large numbers of members, there are instances where the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. Report files can become inconveniently large for the publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.. In these instances there is an acceptable,
COUNTER-compliant alternative to the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. Reports. This involves using the SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. Harvester for Consortia, a free Microsoft Access application from EBSCO that leverages the open source SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. MISO client (developed by Serials Solutions) to batch download Journal Report 1, Database Report 1, BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”. Reports 1 and 2, or MultimediaNon-textual media such as images, audio and video. Report 1 for the member institutions of a consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.. ( Note: The SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. Harvester for Consortia may
also be used to batch download the other COUNTER usage reports). COUNTER leaves it to vendors and their customers to decide between them which approach ( the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. Reports or SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. Harvester) is appropriate for a particular customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”..

The SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. Harvester for Consortia, together with a detailed UserA person who accesses the online resource Guide containing instructions on how to implement it, may be found on the NISO website at:
http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/4774/SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI.-Harvester.zip

4.2 CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. Categories for Usage Reports

CustomerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. accounts, access and entitlements to vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. sites are authenticated in a number of different ways, but most commonly by IP addresses or by username/password.

The vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. must provide COUNTER usage reports at different levels, in line with the level at which the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. holds the account on its system. For example, if a vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. treats a university business school as an entity with a separate customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. ID, which can be identified by, for example, unique IP addresses distinguishable from the full range of university IP addresses, then reports must be delivered at the business school level.

4.3 Report Delivery

Unless specified otherwise in SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 4.1, all COUNTER reports must conform to the following standards:

  • Reports must be provided in the following formats:
    – Microsoft Excel file (see SectionThe first level of subdivision of a “BookA non-serial publication of any length available in print (in hard or soft covers or in loose-leaf format) or in electronic format. A COUNTER “Data_Type”.” or “Reference WorkAn authoritative source of information about a subject: used to find quick answers to questions. The content may be stable or updated over time.”. 4.1 above), or as a Tab Separated Value (TSV) file or other structured text file that can be easily imported into Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet programmes without loss or corruption of data. Microsoft Excel files may be offered in addition to text files.
    – As XML formatted in accordance with the COUNTER schema (http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushiAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI./#counter). More information on XML formatting is available in Appendix G.
  • Each report should reside in a separate file or page to avoid files of unwieldy size
  • Reports should be made available on a password-controlledAn “Access Type”. At the time of the transaction, the “Content ItemCollective term for content which is reported at a high level of granularity, e.g. “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (original or a review of other published work); an “AbstractA short summary of the content of an “Article” or “Content Item”. A detailed view of “Article” “Metadata” on an online host that includes the “Abstract” but does not include the full text of the item.  Accessing the “Abstract”/detailed view falls into the usage category of “investigation” (see “Investigation”).” or digest of a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.”; a sectional HTMLArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”. formatted in HTML so as to be readable by a web browser Hypertext Markup Language. A form of text markup readable by web browsers page; supplementary material associated with a “Full Text ArticleAn item of original written work published in a “Journal”, other serial publication, or in a “Book”. An “Article” is complete, but usually cites other relevant published works in its list of “References”, if it has one. A COUNTER “Data_Type” used to identify and filter usage of content defined as “Articles”.” (e.g. a supplementary data set), or non-textual resources, such as an image, a video, audio, dataset, piece of code, chemical structure or reaction.” was not “Open Access” (i.e. behind a paywall) because access is restricted to authorized users. Access of content due to a trial subscription would be considered “Controlled” not “Other_Free_to_Read”. website (accompanied by an optional email alert when data is updated).
  • For consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. usage reports the consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. administrator must be able to access both the consolidated consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. level usage statistics and the usage statistics for individual consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. memberAn institution that has obtained access to online information resources as part of a consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.. A consortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. member is defined by a subset of the ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content.’s range of IP addresses or by other specific authentication details. institutions, from a single login, using the same userA person who accesses the online resource id and password (i.e. without having to log out and back in for each individual institutionThe organization for which usage is being reported.).
  • Reports must be readily available
  • Reports must be provided monthly
  • Data must be updated within four weeks of the end of the reporting periodThe total time period covered in a usage report.
  • A minimum of the most recent 24months of usage data must be available, unless the vendorA publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers its own licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationshipSee also “Content ProviderAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.”. A publisherAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information online and/or in printed form or other online information provider who delivers licensed content to the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. and with whom the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. has a contractual relationship. is newly-COUNTER compliant
  • The reports must allow the customerAn individual or organization that can access a specified range of the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”.’s” services and/or content and is subject to terms and conditions agreed with the “Content providerAn organization whose function is to commission, create, collect, validate, host, distribute and trade information in electronic form and in doing so provides usage data. This includes organisations sometimes referred to as “Publishers”, “Vendors”, “Platforms” and/or “Intermediaries”. the flexibility to specify a date range, in terms of months, within the most recent 24 month period. Where no date range is specified, the default shall be calendar year and calendar-year-to-date reports for the current year.
  • XML versions of the reports must be available for harvesting via the SUSHIAn international standard (Z39-93) that describes a method for automating the harvesting of reports.  COUNTER_SUSHI is an implementation of this standard for harvesting COUNTER reports. COUNTER compliance requires “Content Providers” to implement COUNTER_SUSHI. protocol within 4 weeks of the end of the reporting periodThe total time period covered in a usage report..

4.4 Web browsers

Usage statistics reported in the COUNTER reports must be consistent and not dependent on the browsers used by customers. As a minimum vendors must support current versions, compliant with World Wide Web ConsortiumA group of institutions joining together to license content. (WC3) standards, of the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.


How to become Counter Compliant

All academic libraries across the world use and trust COUNTER usage reports to inform renewal and new purchasing decisions, to inform faculty about the value of the library and its resources and to understand user behaviour and improve the user experience.

Counter will help publishers and vendors to become compliant. The The Friendly Guide for Providers Release 5  and Technical Notes and will provide the information you will need to start the process. Content providers transitioning from Release 4 to Release 5 compliance will also find transition timeline useful in their planning.

Audit Process

To comply with the Code of Practice, publishers and vendors must be independently audited within six months of signing the Declaration of COUNTER Compliance, and annually thereafter.

There are three approved COUNTER auditors:

COUNTER will also accept an audit by any Chartered Accountant (UK), CPA (USA) or their equivalent elsewhere.

 
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