For which platforms can I download COUNTER usage data?

COUNTER reports for SpringerLink,, SpringerMaterial, AdisInsight, Nano and Scientific American can all be downloaded from the Usage page on the Librarian Portal. details COUNTER release 4 JR5 report from January 2016 to August 2018 is available only as three aggregates: January to December 2016, January to December 2017, and January to August 2018. From September 2018 onwards the data is available on a monthly basis.

Scientific American details 

Scientific American usage data is available as a standalone platform from March 2019. Previous to March 2019 the usage is reported as a title on the platform.

BMC and SpringerOpen usage data 

Usage reports for content on BMC and SpringerOpen can be downloaded from the BMC Member Admin Portal.

SpringerProtocols details 

For COUNTER release 4 reports you have two options to obtain usage for Springer Protocols on SpringerLink:

  1. SpringerProtocols specific reports:
    • COUNTER release 4 BR2: Springer Protocols book chapter downloads by month
    • COUNTER release 4 BR3: Springer Protocols book chapter denials by month

       Please note the data for these reports is only available from April 2017 onwards. However, we can provide full 2017 reports on request. Please email if you have any requests for full reports or if you have questions about this reports’ format.
  2. The standard COUNTER release 4 Book Reports BR2 and BR3 for downloads and denials include Springer Protocols titles. If you use this report you need to filter for the ISBNs belonging to SpringerProtocols titles as they are not otherwise identified. A complete list of SpringerProtocols titles can be looked up with our MARC records tool found here: You will see an option for SpringerProtocols in the Languages and Collection section. The source title list for SpringerProtocols can be found on the SpringerProtocols librarian webpage on


Please note that usage reporting on SpringerLink only includes usage for that platform. If you need reports for usage up until that platform’s deactivation (25th July 2018), please contact us at
SpringerReference details 

SpringerReference usage is included in the COUNTER release 5 Book Requests report TR_B1 and in the COUNTER release 4 Book Report BR2. You will need to filter for ISBNs of SpringerReference titles. A complete list of SpringerReference titles is available in a file called “Complete Reference Works” on the Metadata Downloader KBART page.


Historical usage reports from the Meta-Press platform are available via online service.

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