United Kingdom, March 2010 – Emerald Group Publishing Limited is now compliant with release 3 of the COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) code of practice.
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.
COUNTER is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries for recording and reporting usage statistics in a consistent and compatible manner.
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.
John Peters, Joint Chief Executive at Emerald, comments: “We welcome the ability to provide COUNTER 3 reports to our customers. Not only does this significantly improve our level of service, but reliable and comprehensive usage data also plays an important role in demonstrating the quality and the impact of the research that we publish.”
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.
For more information, contact the technical support team at email@example.com
- ENDS -
Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,000 books and book series volumes, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services.
Emerald is both COUNTER 3 and TRANSFER compliant. The organization is a partner of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and also works with Portico and the LOCKSS initiative for digital archive preservation.
Corporate Communications Manager
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1274 777700