Press Release: HighWire Releases COUNTER 4 Usage Reports
Stanford, California - Institutional usage reports for the publications hosted on the HighWire platform from 2014 onward include the latest COUNTER Code of Practice metrics.
COUNTER is a set of standards that facilitates the recording and reporting of online usage statistics, used by librarians, publishers, and various intermediaries. The COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources: Release 4, provides a broad view of how users engage with subscribed content, including new data for time-period usage, Institutional Archive Access, Journal DOI's, and Proprietary Identifiers.
"With this release, HighWire has developed five new COUNTER reports, upgraded seven of our existing reports, updated various user interfaces, and redesigned our data architecture," said John Sack, HighWire's Founding Director and a member of the international advisory board for Project COUNTER. "The revised information and format makes it easier for librarians and publishers to better understand how scholarly materials are being used online."
In addition to updates to the previous COUNTER reports that administrators have come to rely on (JR1, JR1a, JR3, JR4, CR1 & BR2), HighWire now offers the following COUNTER R4 reports:
- Journal Report 1 GOA (JR1goa) - Number of successful Gold Open Access full-text article requests by month and journal
- Journal Report 2 (JR2) - Access denied to full-text articles by month, journal and category
- Journal Report 5 (JR5) - Number of successful full-text article requests by year of publication (YOP) and journal
- Book Report 4 (BR4) - Access denied to content items by month, platform, and category
- Platform Report 1 (PR1) - Total searches, result clicks and record views by month and platform
Along with the inclusion of the new COUNTER Code of Practice, library administrators should notice significant improvements to the performance and layout of the usage reporting tools in the "For Librarians" section of the HighWire portal (http://highwire.stanford.edu/librarians), which should make viewing monthly usage statistics more intuitive and comprehensive.