This project is developing a global standard to enable the recording, reporting and consolidation of online usage statistics for individual journal articles hosted by Institutional Repositories, publishers and other entities.

Publisher and institutional repository usage statistics

The aim of this project is to develop COUNTER-compliant usage reports at the individual article level that can be implemented by any entity (publisher, aggregator, IR, etc.,) that hosts online journal articles and will enable the usage of research outputs to be recorded, reported and consolidated at a global level in a standard way.

Project Staff

Project Manager
  • Peter Shepherd, Counter Project
Start date
1 August 2008
End date
1 December 2008
Funding programme
PALS Metadata and Interoperability programme (phase 3)