COUNTER 5 reports now available on

May 8, 2019

Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing


Brill recently added COUNTER 5 to the reporting tools on the website, enabling customers to download their usage statistics through these new reports. Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice is designed to balance changing reporting needs with the need to make things simpler, so that all content providers can achieve compliance and librarians can have usage statistics that are credible, consistent and comparable.

Under the ‘Reports’ tab in the Access Management System librarians are now able to download COUNTER 5 reports next to the already available COUNTER 4 reports. These COUNTER 5 reports are available for statistics from January 2019. For more information about COUNTER 5 statistics, please download the friendly user guides from COUNTER here. COUNTER 4 reports will remain active and available for the coming months.

Please note that the 2018 usage statistics from our BrillOnline Books and Journals platform are available as zip files on the Access Management System. Please combine both the BrillOnline and new statistics to get the full picture for 2018.

If you have any questions about this update, or the platform in general, please contact us at


COUNTER is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of library, publisher and vendor members, who contribute to the development of the Code of Practice through working groups and outreach. COUNTER provides the Code of Practice that enables publishers and vendors to report usage of their electronic resources in a consistent way. This enables libraries to compare data received from different publishers and vendors. More information on

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