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; however, these reports are still viewable for historical reporting.

Starting January 1, 2017, SAE now uses COUNTER4 Reporting via SAE MOBILUS.

Who has access to COUNTER?

Individuals listed as an Administrator on the SAE MOBILUS subscription, have access to COUNTER reporting 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 was available on SAE MOBILUS January 1,2017 and contains 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 is NOT COUNTER 4 compliant