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COUNTER Statistics

Activate COUNTER reports

The Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources (COUNTER) statistics provide consistency, credibility and compatibility standards to record and generate reports of online usage statistics among providers.

The COUNTER reports provide usage statistics, audited by COUNTER and available on vLex.

Contact your sales representative or send an e-mail to:  support_academic@vlex.com to activate this feature.

How to access COUNTER statistics?

  1. Go to your profile (top-right corner) and select “MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT
  2. Go to the “STATISTICS” section (left margin of the screen) and click on “COUNTER Reports

3. View usage statistics and download a monthly report.

Description of COUNTER Reports

See the following table for report descriptions:

BR2 Book Report 2: Number of successful section requests by month and title
DB1 Database Report 1: Total searches, result clicks and record views by month and database
JR1 Journal Report 1: Number of successful full-text article requests by month and journal
JR5 Journal Report 5: Number of successful full-text article requests by year-of-publication (YOP) and journal


vLex uses SUSHI, which is a communication protocol used between vLex and clients to obtain the COUNTER statistics in XML, the standard format.

Contact support_academic@vlex.com for the configuration parameters of the SUSHI protocol.

Functionality available in some editions

COUNTER statistics are only available for clients with Academic or Corporate accounts.

This post is also available in: Español

Updated on February 12, 2020

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