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What's new?

  • What is COUNTER?
  • What are the features associated with COUNTER Release 3?
  • What is SUSHI and how does it relate to COUNTER Release 3?
  • How do I access the new Usage Report Service for Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs?
  • About Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

  • What types of COUNTER reports are available?
  • What type of information does Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs Usage Report Service provide?
  • What date ranges are now available?
  • Define these file types: HTML, PDF, CSV, XLS and XML.
  • When will the usage reports be ready for viewing each month?
  • How is usage activity assigned to an account?


  • Registration Information

  • How do I register for Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs Service?


  • Password changes/retrieval

  • How do I change my password?
  • How can I retrieve my password?



  • What's New?

    What is COUNTER?

    Project COUNTER is an industry initiative that provides guidelines for the measurement, creation, and distribution of online usage reports to institutional subscribers. See http://projectcounter.org for more information.

    JSAD, Inc., publisher of Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, has made a commitment to provide the COUNTER compliant usage reports to our subscribers.


    What are the features associated with COUNTER Release 3?

    • Further improvements to the reliability of the COUNTER usage reports
    • Mitigates the potential inflationary effects on usage statistics of federated and automated search engines, internet robots, crawlers, etc.
    • Provides tools that will facilitate the consolidation, management and analysis of the COUNTER usage statistics
    • Improved COUNTER usage reports for library consortia
    • Improved reporting for journal archives

    What is SUSHI and how does it relate to COUNTER Release 3?

    • The SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) protocol has been incorporated into the COUNTER Code of Practice
    • SUSHI has been developed by NISO (National Information Standards Organizations) in cooperation with COUNTER
    • SUSHI allows for the automated retrieval of the COUNTER usage reports into local systems, making the harvesting and aggregating of usage reports much less time consuming for the librarian or library consortium administrator
    • Several SUSHI client tools are currently available through various vendors
    • For more information or assistance with taking advantage of this new service, please contact the publisher at jsad@rci.rutgers.edu

    How do I access the new Usage Report Service for Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs?

    Institutional subscribers who have a currently active paid subscription with IP (Internet Protocol) authentication to the Publisher’s website, www.magreports.com, may log in with the username and password assigned by the Publisher. To log in, go to our homepage at www.jsad.com.

    Institutional subscribers without a current usage report membership may contact the Publisher at jsad@rci.rutgers.edu to obtain a username and password to activate their usage report membership.

    About Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

    What types of COUNTER reports are available?

    The following COUNTER defined reports have been developed and are available:

    Journal Report 1: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal
    Database Report 1: Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Database

    Each report provides a unique view into the Journal’s online usage data and is formatted to the guidelines that COUNTER has provided.

    What type of information does the Usage Report Service provide?

    The reports defined above detail counts of successful requests made from the IP addresses you provided to the Publisher when you placed your order. The usage data is confined to content related pages including abstracts, table of contents, searches and full-text article downloads.

    What date ranges are now available?

    COUNTER compliant usage data will be provided to institutions beginning with January 2009.

    Define these file types: HTML, PDF, CSV and XLS.

    HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) - The coded format language used for creating hypertext documents on the World Wide Web and controlling how Web pages appear.

    PDF - A file format created by Adobe to provide a standard form for storing and editing printed publishable documents. Because documents in PDF format can easily be seen and printed by users on a variety of computer and platform types, they are very common on the World Wide Web. To view files of this type, download the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from Adobe's Web site - http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.

    CSV (Comma Separated Variable) - The simplest form of file for holding scientific, or other, data. Data is listed in columns in a text file, each value being separated by a comma. Each new line represents a new set of data.

    XLS - Excel format spreadsheet.

    XML (Extensible Markup Language): A text format designed for ease of implementation and for interoperability with both SGML and HTML. (from http://www.w3.org/XML/)

    When will the usage reports be ready for viewing each month?

    Monthly usage reports will be available within 4 weeks of the beginning of the month as per COUNTER standards. A notice will be sent out each month when the usage reports are on the report portal.

    How is usage activity assigned to an account?

    Usage activity is assigned by IP address to each account that contains that IP address. Activity will be assigned to each account if the IP address falls under multiple accounts.

    Registration Information

    How do I register for Mark Allen Group's Usage Report Service?

    You may register for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs Service by contacting the Publisher at jsad@rci.rutgers.edu.

    *Please be advised that it may take up to 48 hours for your registration to be activated and for your first batch of reports to be made available.

    Password Changes/Retrieval

    How do I change my password?

    You may change your username or your password by contacting the Publisher at www.jsad.com/jsad/resetpassword/.

    *Note: Password changes may take up to 48 hours to take effect.

    How can I retrieve my password?

    To retrieve your password, go to www.jsad.com/jsad/resetpassword/ and provide your username.


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