Are usage statistics available for Oxford Journals titles?
What usage statistics system do you use?
How can I get a username and password to access the usage statistics for my organisation?
How do I access our institution’s usage statistics?
I have more than one administrator username and password, which one should I use to view my statistics?
Will the usage statistics show the entire access from my organisation to Oxford Journals Online?
Can I download copies of my usage statistics for use in a spreadsheet?
When are monthly reports released?
Are Oxford Journals online usage statistics compliant with the recommendations from Project COUNTER?
Where can I find documentation on how to download usage statistics?
What are the technical requirements for using the Oxford Journals usage statistics service?
What standard reports can I access?
How is usage allocated to an institution?
Are Oxford Journals online usage statistics SUSHI-compliant?
Who should I contact if my question is not answered?
Yes. Statistics are available to library and consortia customers.
Starting with the January 2009 monthly figures, Oxford Journals is measuring and reporting usage statistics using a new system called HitList. HitList is a powerful and flexible system which will help us further develop our usage statistics reporting in the future. At present, the most noticeable change for our customers will be an improved and more user-friendly interface. For more information on HitList, please visit www.marketwave.com.
All institutional subscribers must activate their online subscription through My Account. As a library activating online access to Oxford Journals, you, or the person responsible for activating your journal subscriptions for online access, will have a username and password to log into My Account in order to do this. This My Account username and password is the same that you will use to access usage statistics for all of our journals. If you need to be reminded of what your username and password are, please click here.
Consortia & multiple institution administrators
We have already contacted consortia administrators with their My Account details. However, if you are having problems accessing your usage statistics, or are yet to receive your account details, please email us.
For usage statistics reports from January 2009 onwards you will need to visit
You will be asked to log in via the Oxford Journals My Account interface using your username and password. Once logged in to My Account you will then be directed to the HitList website where you can begin downloading your usage reports.
Please note that we have already contacted consortia administrators with their My Account details. However, if you are a new consortia customer, or are yet to receive your account details, please email us.
The OUP system logs the accesses from a particular IP address against all the accounts that have that IP registered. For example, if you have one subscription account with only 2 titles, and another subscription account with another 10 titles and you have the same IP range registered against each one, then it does not matter which account you access. You will see the usage for all titles relevant to that IP range registered in both accounts.
However if you have registered different ranges of IP addresses against each subscription account, then you will need to check each account individually. You can then export the results and add them together as you require. Please note that if there is any overlap in IP addresses registered across your accounts, then when you add the accounts together you will experience double counting for those IP addresses. If there is an overlap then, we recommend that you use the subscription account with the widest IP range registered against it.
The usage statistics provide a record of all direct accesses of to our titles. They do not include accesses via third party gateways such as EBSCO, Ingenta, SwetsWise etc. However, where possible, we intend to develop our service in this area, as per the recommendations of the COUNTER Project.
Yes. Once you have run your report an “export” button will appear. Once you click this button you will get a range of export options (eg. csv format for spreadsheets or rtf format for word processing).
In order to be COUNTER-compliant, reports are released before the end of the month for the previous calendar month. If you wish to receive an automated reminder of the availability of new statistics, please visit the usage statistics page of our librarians’ website.
Yes. Our usage statistics are COUNTER-compliant, and in October 2008 passed an audit by ABCe on behalf of COUNTER. We have also become compliant with ABCe’s requirements for data collection and analysis. One immediate benefit of this is that we can now use the most trusted and up-to-date tools to exclude robots from the traffic figures.
For more information on COUNTER please visit www.projectcounter.org. For more information about ABCe please visit www.abce.org.uk.
Documentation can be found on the usage statistics page of our for librarians area.
You will need a web browser equivalent to Internet Explorer 5 or higher or Firefox 1.5 or higher. The browser must be java-script enabled and able to use frames. If you cannot use a browser like this please contact our Customer Services department and they will be able to ensure that you receive your reports.
The institutional reports are:
• COUNTER JR1 shows the COUNTER JR1 report for your library or institution.
• Institutional usage by journal sorted by journal tabulates Journal name (alphabetically) against number of accesses of different page types (abstract, full-text PDF etc.)
• Institutional usage by journal sorted by total usage tabulates Journal name (ranked by amount of usage with the journal that was used most appearing first) against number of accesses of different page types (abstract, full-text PDF etc.)
• Summary of institutional usage by month summarises the total number of accesses by page type (e.g. the total number of abstracts or fulltext PDFs). These are calculated for each calendar month, and are not broken down by Journal
• COUNTER JR1a Shows a COUNTER report for content that is from our digitised journal Archive
The Consortia & multisite institution reports are:
• Consortia usage by member and content
• Consortia usage by member and content type shows the number of searches, home pages, full-text PDF etc. accessed by each member institution for the date range you have chosen
• Consortia usage by journal and content type shows the number of searches, home pages, full-text PDF etc. for each Journal for the date range you have chosen
• Consortia usage summary report This summarizes the total searches, home pages, full-text downloads etc for each month in the date range you chose (there is no subdivision into journals or institutions).
Usage is allocated to an institution based on a number of authentication systems including IP address (as supplied by the institution), Athens, Shibboleth, and username and password.
Yes. Our usage statisics are now SUSHI-compliant.
If you are from an individual library or institution, then please contact Customer Services. If you are an administrator for multiple institutions or a consortia customer, please email our journals consortia team.