COUNTER release 5 details

Our COUNTER 5 data should be available three to seven days after the end of each month.

Available views and date ranges

We have usage data in COUNTER 5 format available from January 2016 onwards. However, the metrics that are available for each platform varies by time period. Our plan is to not supply Item Master Reports.

C5 data audited

The Title Master Report for journals and eBooks on and SpringerLink are successfully audited as being COUNTER release 5.0.2 compliant. To check the status of our compliance, visit the Counter Registry.

Supported file formats for reports

Springer Nature Librarian Portal: CSV and TSV; Via SUSHI: JSON.

Limits for number of months included in one report

There are no limitations. Be aware though, that the files can get quite big if you add several months. 

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