What's in this article:
- How to get and use a Usage Statistics account at JSTOR.
- Librarians or library administrators who want to pull usage stats from JSTOR.
Usage Statistics can be a good indicator of how your patrons use JSTOR. Watch the following short tutorial or read on below to get started.
Once you've created an account, call or email us with your myJSTOR username and institution name and ask to be added as an administrator to your institution's account. Once you're attached as an administrator, you can log into your MyJSTOR account and choose "Usage Statistics" from the MyJSTOR drop-down menu. Look for where you can see your name in the upper right hand corner.
After you click 'Usage Statistics' you will be directed to the COUNTER 4 interface. You can also find the interface via the Librarian Portal.
From here you can get 2015 and 2016 reports. You can request results for the previous month as early as the first of the next month. It should also be noted that the COUNTER 4 interface has its own menu. The default landing page will be the "Create Report" screen, but you will see links to "Report History", "Schedule Reports", and "Reports Help" as well. You will also see information you need for SUSHI reports.Journal reports available:
- Journal Report 1 – Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal
- Journal Report 2 – Access Denied to Full-Text Article Requests by Month, Journal and Page-Type
- Journal Report 5 – Number of Successful Full-Text Requests by Year-of-Publication (YOP) and Journal. This replaces the JR1a report, and can also be used in lieu of the non-COUNTER JR1b report.
- Book Report 2 – Number of Successful Book Section Requests by Month and Title
- Book Report 3 – Access Denied to Book Content Items by Month, Title and Category
- Consortium Report 1 - Number of successful full-text journal article or book chapter requests by month and title. This is a report for consortia.
- Consortium Report 2 - Total searches by month and database. This is also a report for consortia.
- Database Report 1 - Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Database. This report now tracks usage for 19th Century British Pamphlets (previously recorded in the JR1 report).
- Database Report 2 - Access Denied by Month, Database and Category
- Platform Report 1 – Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Platform (previously the DB3 report). Please note that there is no longer a requirement for sessions to be counted.
Custom Book reports:
JSTOR offers a custom usage report that reflects acquisitions, chapter views, and chapter downloads. These reports reflect cumulative usage from your first participation in Books at JSTOR. To request delivery of this ebook usage report, please fill out the Books at JSTOR Usage Report form.