COUNTER usage reporting

COUNTER is an independent cross-publisher code of practice for reporting the usage of online resources. Complete documentation is available on the COUNTER website.

Supported releases

We provide usage data in the release 5.0.2 format and will continue to generate usage data in this release at least until March 2025. We will provide data in release 5.1 format from late 2024.

Downloading and harvesting

COUNTER data reports can be downloaded from the Usage page on the Librarian Portal or harvested via SUSHI. Our COUNTER 5.0.2 data should be available three to seven days after the end of each month.

Available views and date ranges

We have usage data in COUNTER 5 format available from January 2016 onwards. However, the metrics that are available for each platform varies by time period. Our plan is to not supply Item Master Reports.

C5 data audited

The Title Master Report for journals and eBooks on and SpringerLink are successfully audited as being COUNTER release 5.0.2 compliant. To check the status of our compliance, visit the Counter Registry.

Supported file formats for reports


Limits for number of months included in one report

There are no limitations. Be aware though, that the files can get quite big if you add several months.

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