SAE MOBILUS COUNTER REPORTING
What is COUNTER?
COUNTER is a code of practice that ensures publishers are providing customers with consistent, credible, and comparable usage data (https://www.projectcounter.org/) .
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.
At this time, SAE International is not COUNTER 4 compliant