Types of Reports
LexisNexis is developing a usage reporting system that complies with the Project Counter standard. As a database aggregator, rather than a journals service, LexisNexis is required by the COUNTER standard to provide the Database 3 (DB3) report, which shows searches and sessions by database.
LexisNexis will not be providing JR1 reports showing retrievals by publication title. This report is not required and not appropriate for aggregator databases, and would be impossible for LexisNexis to produce with its current infrastructure.
LexisNexis will provide additional, custom reports on number of retrievals by database with detail LexisNexis "library" and "file" classification. These reports will provide important data on retrievals and rough indication of the relative use of different types of content.
In accordance with COUNTER guidelines, monthly data will uploaded to the system prior to end of the subsequent month.
The new system will support the SUSHI standard for automated delivery of usage data.
Accessing Your Reports
To access your reports, you must register with LexisNexis to receive credentials and instructions. Only authorized employees of subscribing institutions may receive credentials. To request your credentials please complete the Self-Registration Form.
In addition to providing COUNTER reports in the specified text file format, the LexisNexis usage reporting system includes powerful analytical tools similar to those in the LexisNexis Statistical DataSets product. These tools will allow users to analyze trends and select specific data elements for export. The screenshot below shows the trend view of searches in LexisNexis Academic by month for the fictitious "LexisNexis University."