Join JUSP for publishers

Membership of JUSP is free, and open to all journal, book and database publishers and intermediaries who are able to supply COUNTER-compliant data using the SUSHI protocol. Our publisher leaflet contains lots of useful information about the service and its benefits.

What is the process for joining JUSP?

Joining JUSP is a simple process.

Step one: Participating publishers sign our Participation Agreement, which outlines the responsibilities of the respective parties and the permitted uses and activities. Contact the helpdesk at for more information.

Step two: We'll ask you to put us in touch with a technical contact and point us to information about accessing your SUSHI service. We'll then develop and trial a JUSP SUSHI client before starting to gather usage data for your journals, books or databases on behalf of our participating institutions.

Step three: We will do an initial bulk download of historical data back to January 2014 (where available) and then collect data as they are released each month. As new institutions join JUSP we will collect their historical data.

How is access controlled and who can see what?

Participating publishers are given an account so they can log into JUSP, select an institution and see data as it is displayed to their customers. Only members of staff authorised by the publisher are able to access their company's usage statistics either directly or via intermediary platforms.

In addition:

  • Logged-in users from an institution that have signed the JUSP agreement will only see their institutional statistics.
  • Logged-in users whose institution is not currently signed up to JUSP will see a "dummy" set of statistics, which enables them to explore selected JUSP features.

How does JUSP gather data?

We collect JR1, JR1a, JR1 GOA, JR2, JR5, BR1, BR2, BR3, DB1, DB2 and PR1 COUNTER-compliant usage statistics using the SUSHI protocol. We ask that publishers set JUSP up as a third party agent to access usage statistics on behalf of our participating libraries so we harvest usage statistics for institutions individually, not as a consortium. Each of the participating libraries signs a Participation Agreement that enables us to access data on their behalf.

We work in different ways according to the different publisher's requirements, the main options being:

Option 1

You can assign JUSP a central Requestor ID, and give that account permission to harvest data for all JUSP participating libraries. We then use this JUSP Requestor ID together with a specific institutional Customer ID to gather data for that site.

Option 2

You can provide us with all Requestor IDs and Customer IDs and we use those pair values to connect and download the data.

The first option is our preferred route but we are happy to be guided by you.

Does JUSP include costs?

No, JUSP does not include information about costs.