Annual summary use of gateways and host intermediaries
What it tells you
This report shows you the annual number of requests from a selected publisher for a selected year including accesses via gateways and host intermediaries (ingentaconnect (Publishing Technology), SwetsWise, EbscoHOST, Ebsco EJS and ProQuest). The report can also be run for all publishers in JUSP and for all years for which we have collected data.
In addition to showing total number of requests, it also shows the percentage of use from each source.
How to run the report
- Log in to the portal and go to on Journals (R4)
- Select Annual summary use of gateways and host intermediaries
- Select an individual publisher or all publishers
- Select a year or all years
- Click Generate
How to interpret the data
A gateway is an intermediary online service which does not typically host the items requested by the user. SwetsWise and Ebsco EJS are examples of gateway services. Ebsco EJS provided usage statistics up to July 2014; after that date usage of all titles accessed via Ebsco EJS comes directly from the publisher. The SwetsWise service ceased in November 2014.
A host is an intermediary online service which stores items that can be downloaded by the user. Ingentaconnect (Publishing Technology) and EbscoHOST are examples of host services.
Some publishers give direct access to their journals through gateway services and include all usage statistics in their own reports. Other publishers do not record usage through these gateways. All usage through host services is separately recorded, though not all publishers use hosts.
In this report, you can also see what percentage of total usage comes directly from the publisher, and what from the individual intermediaries.
The JR1 report includes usage of archive or backfile collections which are also recorded in the JR1a report and of GOA (Gold Open Access) articles which are also recorded in the JR1 GOA report.
Most summary reports in JUSP include intermediary figures as given in this report, either included in the totals or shown separately. This is always made clear in the notes for each report.
Top tips for using this report
- See how much usage with some publishers comes through gateways and host intermediaries and what percentage this is of all usage
- See how the percentage of usage through intermediaries may have changed over time
For a detailed breakdown of intermediary use by title, see the JR1 including gateways and host intermediaries report.