Stats & Reports: How to differentiate between open access and access by subscribers

Is there a possibility to tell the downloads of subscribers apart from the downloads of non-subscribers? Can this be done?

Hi @D_Schroeder_Micheel,

This can’t be done yet. It’s not a complicated thing to be implemented, but we need to make sure we don’t add more dimensions into the stats table, making it only larger and larger, without adding the possibility to users to choose what dimensions they want to use.

So, for example, right now, if you use the geolocation tool, OJS will aggregate the stats by city. It’s a really low level, and it takes a lot of table entries to make that happen. If we implement another dimension, let’s say, subscriber, we will consume more table entries. So, before implementing something like that, we need to implement a way that users can decide on how to aggregate their stats.


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Hi @beghelli,

Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll wait for it to be implemented into version 3.0 then I guess. But I understand why this decision was made. It does make sense to implement a way to decide on how to aggregate stats before adding more table entries.

Thanks again!


Breaking out statistics by “Customer” is a pretty core concept for the COUNTER standard.

This should be considered for future improvement.

Is traffic generated by bots filtered from the results?


Yes, it is. Actually OJS uses the COUNTER project bots list to avoid bot access. It also avoid user double clicks, following COUNTER processing rules. If you want to know more about it, take a look at this documentation:


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Thank you very much!