Collection Performance in the Librarian Portal

Collection Performance is a new service in the Librarian Portal. It is currently in private beta. If you want to use the service already now, get in contact with Björn on bjorn.johansson@springernature.com.



In Collection Performance you can see aggregated usage, citations, and publications. You can use the metrics to quickly understand some aspects of the value that your patrons get from Springer Nature’s journal articles.


Included content

Articles investigated, viewed and denied are all based on journals on SpringerLink, nature.com, and BMC.

 

Articles cited and published are based on your holdings, but not all licensed journals might be included in the calculation. So the counts are not for all citations your patrons have made of content in SN journals, but only for the subset of journals that you license. However, at the same time we do not calculate citations and publishing based on the specific copyright years you license. So unlicensed articles can be included in the counts.


Reporting period

We report based on calendar years.

 

The aggregates are updated on the 3rd–10th day of each month.

 

The aggregates for the current year include activity up until the last day of the previous month.


Data sources

Articles investigated and Articles viewed are based on COUNTER 5 data. The COUNTER 5 data can be downloaded from the Librarian Portal.

 

Articles cited and Articles published are based on data from Dimensions. The Dimensions data can be accessed with a Dimensions subscription.

 

The Articles investigated metric

“Articles investigated” is based on COUNTER 5 Title Report (TR) usage data, specifically the Total Item Investigations metric type. 

 

The aggregate is for all reading platforms, including ResearchGate.

 

The aggregate is for all content – paywalled and open access.


Investigation counts are available from June 2019.


The Articles viewed metric


“Articles viewed” is based on COUNTER 5 Title Report (TR) usage data, specifically the Total_Item_Requests metric type. 

 

The aggregate is for all reading platforms, including ResearchGate.

 

The aggregate is for all content – paywalled and open access.

 

The Articles denied metric

“Articles viewed” is based on COUNTER 5 Title Report (TR) usage data, specifically the No_License metric type. 

 

The aggregate is for all reading platforms, including ResearchGate.

 

The Articles cited metric

“Articles cited” is based on Publication data from Dimensions.

 

See ‘Included content’ above. 

 

The Articles published metric

“Articles published” is based on Publication data from Dimensions.

 

See ‘Included content’ above. 

 

Usage rights

You are free to share your metrics as you want to.


Feedback

If you find the tool useful, or want to suggest changes, reach out to Björn on bjorn.johansson@springernature.com.

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