Emerald Announces COUNTER 3 Compliance

Apr 01, 2010

Emerald Group Publishing Limited announced that it is now compliant with release 3 of the COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) code of practice, an international initiative that encourages librarians, publishers, and intermediaries to record and report usage statistics in a consistent and comparable manner. As a publisher of more than 200 scholarly journals and an extensive range of online collections in business management, library and information science, social sciences and engineering, these improvements made to reports on searches and session usage translate into more accurate usage statistics.

Release 3 contributes to further reliability of COUNTER usage statistics and includes SUSHI (Standardised Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) to facilitate the collection and processing of large volume of data. As part of Emerald's ongoing improvement and enhancement of usage collection techniques, a slight amendment was also introduced to the way the number of searches are recorded when changing tabs in search results.