COUNTER Usage and database reports

COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative designed to serve librarians, publishers and intermediaries by facilitating the recording and exchange of online usage statistics to an agreed set of international standards and protocols. In compliance with COUNTER standards Springer Nature makes all reports available by the end of every month for usage in the preceding month.

After logging into the Springer Nature Librarian portal, you will see the current information regarding the COUNTER reports we have available and choose the type of usage report you would prefer to access:

COUNTER 4 Usage Data

JR1: Journal article downloads by monthxx
JR1 GOA: Gold Open Access article downloads by month
JR2: Journal article denials by monthxx
JR5: Journal article downloads by Year of Publicationxx
BR2: Book chapter downloads by monthx
BR3: Book chapter denials by monthx
BR2: Springer Protocols book chapter downloads by monthx
BR3: Springer Protocols book chapter denials by monthx

Database Reports

Report TypeSpringerMaterialsAdisNano
DB1: Search, ResultClick, ResultViewxxx
DB2: Denialsxxx

Additional information regarding COUNTER can be found at

If you require any assistant relating to your usage report you can submit a query to our Online Service team via our webform here or if you would rather email or phone them, their contact information is available here.

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