RSC Usage Reports
The RSC has adopted Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for producing usage reports for its journals. The RSC usage reports service is provided through MPS Technologies.
RSC usage reports are secure in that a username and password, unique to your institution, are required to access your usage reports homepage. Librarians or other authorised users should apply for their username and password by completing the Usage Reports Registration Form.
RSC usage reports are updated on, or shortly after, the 15th day of each month. Registered users receive notification by email as soon as their updated reports are available.
Instructions for switching to new user stats provider
Apply for your institution's username and password to access your COUNTER-compliant usage data
What's Included in RSC Usage Reports?
RSC usage reports contain statistics from January 2007. The following reports can be obtained:
- COUNTER-Compliant Journal Report 1
Month and year-to-date totals of the number of full-text article requests by month and journal. The year-to-date totals include the number of PDF and HTML article requests. This report will be provided in both CSV and XML formats.
- COUNTER-Compliant Journal Report 3
For each journal, month and year-to-date totals of the number of requests for Table of Contents, Abstracts, Full-text articles (HTML plus PDF), Full-text HTML articles and Full-text PDF articles. This report will be provided in both CSV and XML formats.
- COUNTER-Compliant Journal Report 4
This report gives the total number of searches of the RSC journals collection, by month and year to date. This report will be provided in both CSV and XML formats.
- COUNTER-Compliant Journal Report 1a
Month and year-to-date totals of the number of full-text article requests from an Archive product by month and journal. The year-to-date totals include the number of PDF and HTML article requests. This report will be provided in both CSV and XML formats.
- COUNTER-Compliant Consortium Report 1
This report is broken down by each consortium member, which contains monthly successful full-text journal usage data for every journal subscribed by individual consortium members. This report will be provided in XML format only.
- IP Address report
This report gives the successful Full-text article requests of the RSC website by month and year-to-date for each IP address at your institution that the RSC has registered. Provided in CSV format only.
Notes on COUNTER Statistics
For a given journal, COUNTER statistics are reported for content published from 1997.
For the RSC Journals Archive, COUNTER statistics are reported for all content published between 1841 and 1996 and are not broken down by individual journal titles.
Reports for usage of Chemistry World and RSC Databases are not available.
Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources
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