What it tells you
These reports show you the number of monthly requests for each title and year of publication directly from a selected publisher over a selected period of time in the COUNTER JR5 report format.
How to run the report
- Log in to the portal and select JR5 reports
- Select publisher (NOTE: there are only JR5 reports available for certain publishers, see Participants for details.
- Select date range by month and year
- Click Generate
How to interpret the data
The JR5 report may contain multiple lines for each title as the report specifically counts accesses of that title depending on the year of publication. So you may see entries for many different individual years or time periods. Where a time period is denoted as "0000", this means the year of publication hasn't been stated in the report. "9999" refers to articles in press. You may also see entries for time periods up to 1995, or for 1995-1999, according to guidelines provided by COUNTER.
If you have added details of your core (subscribed) titles, these will be highlighted by a star in the table. Titles included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) will also be highlighted with the DOAJ symbol.
Top tips for using this report
- Sort by title for an alphabetical list, or by total to sort by titles with the highest/lowest number of requests
- View a table showing the five most used titles and publication year and compare this with average usage of all titles and years in the report
- View your subscribed or core titles as starred items if you have marked them up in the core titles area
- Download as a CSV file to do your own more detailed analysis in Excel