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Individual journal(s) search and usage

What it tells you

This report enables you to search across publishers for individual journals and see their usage across all years for which data are available including accesses via gateways and host intermediaries (ingentaconnect (Publishing Technology), SwetsWise, EbscoHOST, Ebsco EJS and ProQuest) and via JSTOR if applicable. JR1a (backfile) and JR1 GOA (Gold Open Access) usage are also displayed.

You can also use this report to search by keyword and select from a list of titles containing that word to view usage of those titles. Although this is not true subject searching, it may be helpful when checking titles within particular subject categories.

Where titles have changed publisher, this report will pick up usage from both the old and the new publisher, where both are in JUSP.

How to run the report

  1. Log in to the portal and go to on Journals (R4)
  2. Select Individual journal(s) search and usage
  3. Enter one or two terms from the journal title and/or an ISSN
  4. Click Generate
  5. From the results list select those journals that you wish to see usage data for (or use select all) and click submit

How to interpret the data

For each title selected, the report will show for each year that we have data in JUSP total JR1 usage from publishers and from gateways and host intermediaries, and total backfile and frontfile (JR1 minus JR1a) usage. It will also show JR1 GOA (Gold Open Access) usage.

Please note that 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. Where a title has changed publishers but is still appearing in the older publisher's JR1 report for the year, it will appear as separate entries in this report for each publisher. Similarly, titles which appear in JSTOR reports as well as a publisher's JR1 will appear against both the publisher and JSTOR.

The JR1/JR1a reports are likely to contain a number of titles that are not in the deal or collection you subscribe to for various reasons. You are therefore advised to treat the nil usage shown in these reports with some caution.

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.

The JR1a report is for archive or backfile collections which are generally separately purchased. Not all publishers/aggregators supply JR1a reports. Some publishers have ceased to supply this report since Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources made its production optional.

The JR1 GOA (Gold Open Access) report became a required report in COUNTER Release 4.

Top tips for using this report

  1. Examine usage of individual titles over time
  2. View usage of titles with similar subject matter through keyword search
  3. Track usage of a title that has changed publisher
  4. Track usage of a title that is included in a publisher JR1/JR1a and in JSTOR

Individual journal(s) search and usage