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JR1, JR1a and JR1 GOA reports

What it tells you

These reports show you the number of monthly requests for each title directly from a selected publisher over a selected period of time in the COUNTER JR1, JR1a or JR1 GOA (Gold Open Access) report format.

To get a more complete picture of your usage of journals for each publisher see also the JUSP reports "JR1 reports including gateways and intermediaries" and "JR1 reports excluding backfile usage and GOA".

How to run the report

  1. Log in to the portal and go to Journals (R4)
  2. Select JR1, JR1a and JR1 GOA reports
  3. Select JR1 (all) or JR1a (archive only) or JR1 GOA (Gold Open Access)
  4. Select publisher
  5. Select date range by month and year
  6. Click Generate

How to interpret the data

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 both 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 ceased to supply this report when 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.

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. DOAJ symbol

Top tips for using this report

  1. Sort by title for an alphabetical list, or by total to sort by titles with the highest/lowest number of requests
  2. View a table showing the usage of the top five titles and compare this with average usage of all titles from that publisher
  3. View your subscribed or core titles as starred items if you have marked them up in the core titles area. Sort your report to see your subscribed or core titles first
  4. Sort by total in the JR1 GOA report to view usage of fully open access DOAJ titles and of hybrid titles grouped together
  5. Click on individual journal titles to see usage of that title across all years for which data are available including accesses via gateways and host intermediaries (ingentaconnect (Publishing Technology), SwetsWise, EbscoHOST and Ebsco EJS) and via JSTOR if applicable. JR1a (backfile) and JR1 GOA (Gold Open Access) usage are also displayed
  6. Download as a CSV file to do your own more detailed analysis in Excel

JR1, JR1a and JR1 GOA reports