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Key Issue: Usage factors


Richard Gedye ,

Research Director, Oxford University Press and Chair, COUNTER
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Fytton Rowland

Retired, formerly Senior Lecturer in Publishing, Loughborough University
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We already have COUNTER-compliant usage statistics and Thomson Reuters (née ISI) Journal Impact Factors. Do we need another statistic measuring the relative importance of journals?

The prime purpose of COUNTER statistics for journals is to provide libraries and library consortia with a consistent basis, agreed to by all compliant publishers, for assessing the level of local use of each journal.

How to Cite: Gedye, R. and Rowland, F., 2009. Key Issue: Usage factors. Serials, 22(3), pp.233–234. DOI:
Published on 05 Nov 2009.
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