How can a library administrator view their institution's counter stats in OJS 3?

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Hi @joyce_janet,

Could you please confirm which version of OJS you are currently using?

Kind Regards,
Patricia M.
Public Knowledge Project Intern

Thanks Patricia!

We are in transit to your latest version ( are going live, journal by journal. We have been using an old version of OJS ( for years and we know how that works inside out. Our transition is taking a long time as we have a lot of journals and we made a lot of modifications to the backend of the original installation so the upgrade is very difficult.

I would expect that when a user logs in their dashboard would show an option to view stats for their journal as it does in the old version?

All the best,


Hi Janet,

Please refer to the PKP Administrator Guide - Statistics Section for a breakdown of the difference between OJS 2 and 3.

Kind Regards,
Patricia M.
Public Knowledge Project Intern

Dear Patricia

This will be helpful to our IT people; thank you.

One more short question.

Is it true that it is not possible to track usage by institution? The documentation says this but I cannot believe it.

The whole point of COUNTER is to be able to give feedback to institutions who want to know about usage. We need to be COUNTER compliant.

If this is the case, do you have any suggestions about what we can do to address it?



Does the lack of further replies mean this isn’t being addressed? The administrator guide promises this as a future feature. Librarians often inquire about usage.