Join JUSP for publishers and suppliers

Participation in JUSP is free, and open to all publishers and suppliers 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 and suppliers sign our Participation Agreement, which outlines the responsibilities of the respective parties and the permitted uses and activities. Contact the helpdesk at help@jisc.ac.uk 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 on behalf of our participating institutions.

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

How does JUSP gather data?

We collect COUNTER-compliant usage statistics using the SUSHI protocol. For the reporting period January 2019 onwards JUSP collects Release 5 Platform, Title, Database and Item Master Reports. We ask that publishers and suppliers 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.