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Usage statistics


Are usage statistics available for Oxford University Press 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 University Press Journals?

Can I download copies of my usage statistics for use in a spreadsheet?

When are monthly reports released?

Are Oxford Academic 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 Academic usage statistics service?

What standard reports can I access?

How is usage allocated to an institution?

Are Oxford Academic online usage statistics SUSHI-compliant?

Who should I contact if my question is not answered?


Are usage statistics available for Oxford University Press Journals titles?

Yes. Statistics are available to all Oxford Academic account holders, including library and consortia customers.

What usage statistics system do you use?

Oxford University Press have worked with Scholarly iQ since January 2014 to provide usage statistics to customers.  

How can I get a username and password to access the usage statistics for my organisation?


Institutional administrators
All institutional subscribers must activate their online subscription through an Oxford Academic Account. As a library activating online access to Oxford University Press Journals, you, or the person responsible for activating your journal subscriptions for online access, will have a username and password to log into your Oxford Academic Account in order to do this. This Oxford Academic Account username and password is the same that you will use to access usage statistics for all of our journals.

Consortium & multiple institution administrators
We have already contacted consortium administrators with their Oxford Academic Account details. However, if you are having problems accessing your usage statistics, or are yet to receive your account details, please email us.

How do I access our institution’s usage statistics?

For usage statistics reports from January 2013 onwards you will need to sign in to your Oxford Academic Account.  You can do this from any page on the Oxford Academic platform, using the ‘Sign In’ menu.

Once you are signed in, click on your account name at the top right of the web page and select ‘Usage Statistics’ from the drop-down menu.  You will be taken to the Scholarly iQ Librarian Portal where you can run your usage reports.

I have more than one administrator username and password, which one should I use to view my statistics?

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.

Usage where other authentication credentials (username, Athens, OpenAthens, Shibboleth etc.) are used will be recorded against all accounts which claim those credentials.  If there is an overlap we recommend you use the account with the most complete set of credentials for usage statistics.

From November 2016 onwards, only one account will be able to use each Shibboleth domain to gain access to subscribed content.  Usage via Shibboleth will only be recorded against the account which is associated with the Shibboleth domain.  If you have multiple accounts and use Shibboleth, then you may see unexpected changes in your usage statistics from November 2016 onwards on some accounts.  Please contact Customer Services if you require assistance in determining which account to use for complete usage statistics.


Will the usage statistics show the entire access from my organisation to Oxford University Press Journals?

The usage statistics provide a record of all direct accesses of 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.

Can I download copies of my usage statistics for use in a spreadsheet?

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).

When are monthly reports released?

Oxford University Press usage reports for each month are usually available by the 15th of the following month.

Are Oxford Academic online usage statistics compliant with the recommendations from Project COUNTER?

Yes. Oxford Universty Press is listed on the Register of Compliance at www.projectcounter.org, under the ‘Supported Platform’ section.

Where can I find documentation on how to download usage statistics?

Documentation can be found on the usage statistics page of our for librarians area.

What are the technical requirements for using the Oxford Academic usage statistics service?

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.

What standard reports can I access?

Institutional reports:

COUNTER JR1: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal

COUNTER JR1 GOA: Number of Successful Gold Open Access Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal

COUNTER JR1a: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests from an Archive by Month and Journal

COUNTER JR2: Access Denied to Full-Text Articles by Month, Journal and Category

COUNTER JR5: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Year-of-Publication (YOP) and Journal

Consortia & multi- site institution reports:

‘All Members’ Consortium Option: Journals Consortiums also have the option to run each of the above Journals reports by ‘all members’ or by each member individually


CR1: Consortium Report 1 (CR1) Full Text Article Requests.

Journals consortia have the option to run the ‘Full-text Usage by Member, Journal, and Month’ report, which gives the same statistics as the COUNTER-compliant Consortium Report 1 (CR1), which is only available in XML format via SUSHI.

This report is useful for those consortia who do not wish to use SUSHI to obtain the CR1, but require the information that CR1 contains.

For further information about these reports please visit the Librarian Reporting Portal and select ‘Understanding Your Usage’ to download your usage reports.

How is usage allocated to an institution?

Usage is allocated to an institution based on a number of authentication methods including IP address (as supplied by the institution), Athens, Shibboleth, and username and password.  If multiple accounts claim the same credentials, then usage is allocated to the reports for each account.

Are Oxford Journals online usage statistics SUSHI-compliant?

Yes. Our usage statisics are now SUSHI-compliant.

Who should I contact if my question is not answered?

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.

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