What is COUNTER?

COUNTER is a code of practice that ensures publishers are providing customers with consistent, credible, and comparable usage data ( .

SAE discontinued COUNTER 3 Reporting on December 31, 2016. Starting January 1, 2017, SAE now publishes COUNTER 4 Reports to be accessed via SAE Mobilus.

Who has access to COUNTER?

Individuals listed as an Administrator on a SAE Mobilus subscription, have access to view the COUNTER reports through the Dashboard.

Please see the SAE Mobilus Administrator Guide for detailed information.

What is the difference between COUNTER 3 and COUNTER 4?

The SAE Digital Library offered COUNTER 3 reporting, and SAE MOBILUS has been updated to provide COUNTER 4 reporting.

  • COUNTER 3 contained very limited usage information based on the type of items downloaded
  • COUNTER 4 contains more specific information regarding specific content download usage

* COUNTER 4 reports were made available via SAE Mobilus from January 1, 2017, and contain data from December 2016 to present. COUNTER 3 usage data were no longer generated as of December 30, 2016.

COUNTER Compliance

At this time, SAE International is not COUNTER 4 compliant