Emerald COUNTER reports are R5 compliant. 

What reports are available?

  • Full-month COUNTER 5 data from January 2022 onward (new R5 reports are added each month, retrospectively, so November data is available from the first week in December, and so on and so forth.)
  • On an annual basis, starting from January 2024, we will remove a rolling wall of 12 months of legacy COUNTER reports that fall outside the prior 24 months i.e. in January 2025 we will remove reports for 2022.

For step-by-step instructions on accessing these usage reports, take a look at our simple guide created for library administrators.


COUNTER made some significant changes to the reports available in their R5 release. One significant change is that COUNTER 5 no longer offers a consortia report (CR1) showing the aggregated usage from all members of the consortia. In order to generate overall usage for consortia a bulk download of all members reports will need to be made and the data from all institutions consolidated.

For further information, please see COUNTER's "Friendly Guides to..." via their own platform at: https://www.projectcounter.org/friendly-guides-release-5/