COUNTER release 5 details

Our COUNTER 5 data should be available one or a few days after the end of each month.


Available views and date ranges 

The COUNTER 5 Title Master Report and its Standard Views are available for SpringerLink and nature.com activity from January 2019 onwards. The Platform Master Report will be available later this year, with the Database Master Report following in 2021. Our plan is to not supply Item Master Reports.

C5 data audited 

The Title Master Report for journals and eBooks on nature.com and SpringerLink are COUNTER 5 compliant. We will add, and be audited on, Platform Master Reports later this year and will then reach full COUNTER release 5 compliance.




Supported file formats for reports 

Springer Nature Librarian Portal: TSV; Via SUSHI: JSON.

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.

Custom filtering 

Our plan is to make it possible to create custom views/reports of our Master Reports later this year. You will be able to filter based on attributes and for some attributes, you will be able to choose the level of detail your report should include.

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