About JUSP

A simple way to analyse the usage and impact of e-resources

The Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) offers a single point of access to journal, e-book and database usage statistics, giving libraries a simple way to analyse usage trends and provide evidence of value for money.

What does this mean for libraries?

It means that we save libraries time and duplicated effort, allowing them to spend less time on data collection and more on data analysis.

By collecting, aggregating and presenting usage data on behalf of libraries across the UK, we help them to see the bigger picture and understand how journal content is actually used. Our members use JUSP to:

  • Evaluate the whole picture by comparing usage of different deals, and downloading data from intermediary/gateway services and journal backfiles. And all in one easy to use interface.
  • Inform decisions about e-resources subscriptions, substitutions, cancellations and purchases by analysing trends and usage.
  • Save time by viewing your usage data in one place and by gathering usage data directly into library management systems and usage statistics analysis tools such as Alma, UStat, EBSCO Usage Consolidation and 360 Counter.

What does this mean for publishers?

It means that publishers can be confident that their customers have access to accurate and reliable usage data in a format that works for them.

JUSP becomes more valuable with every new publisher that joins, and we work in partnership with many of the major academic publishers to make the delivery of their journal, book, database and platform usage statistics more efficient and provide an accurate picture of the overall use of their content.

Designed by and for the library community

We know that JUSP will only be used if it meets real user needs and fits seamlessly into library workflows. JUSP is a community-based resource, so we're always interested in new ideas for improvement and views and suggestions always feed back into service developments. If you have any suggestions you'd like to discuss with us, please get in touch.

Join JUSP

For more information on how to join the UK’s leading e-resource usage statistics service for academic and research libraries, see our Join JUSP pages.

JUSP is funded by Jisc and managed by a consortium of Jisc, Jisc Collections, Evidence Base at Birmingham City University and Cranfield University.