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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

STANFORD, CA - 21 February 2013

HighWire Press, the ePublishing platform of choice for prestigious scholarly publishers, is pleased to report their usage reporting system's compliance to Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journal and Book Reports.

iCompli, a service of BPA Worldwide, an independent, COUNTER-approved auditor, has examined HighWire's recording and reporting process, and has found them to meet the strict COUNTER quality guidelines for credibility, consistency, and compatibility, as found on their website at http://www.projectcounter.org/r3/Release3D9.pdf. The audit concluded that HighWire-hosted publications presented fair and accurate reporting for: Journal article Reports 1, 1a, and 2; Book Reports 2 and 6; and Consortium Report 1.

"HighWire's ability to offer trusted third party compliance to COUNTER 3 standards complements our own vigorous web logging measurement tools," said Tom Rump, Managing Director at HighWire. "The BPA Interactive audit allows publishers to provide reliable data for their librarian customers, and provides advertisers with the assurance that the sites they choose to invest in deliver the traffic they claim."

BPA Worldwide www.bpaww.com is an independent, not-for-profit organization governed by a tripartite Board of Directors, comprised of publishers, advertisers and advertising agency representatives. The BPA audit process is known for its rigor, objectivity, accuracy, transparency and timeliness. The audit provides publishers with reliable verification of user counts for media buyers and their advertisers.

(Printable version:  http://highwire.stanford.edu/PR/BPA_COUNTER_Audit_2013.pdf)

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About HighWire Press   

At the forefront of strategic scholarly publishing, HighWire Press provides the latest in digital content development and hosting solutions to the scholarly community through its ground-breaking HighWire Open Platform. A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire partners with influential societies, university presses, and other independent publishers, sharing ideas and innovations in publishing, and producing definitive online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, books, reference works, and other scholarly content. Since its inception in 1995, HighWire has embodied a commitment to helping publishers disseminate their content to the widest possible audience, facilitating the research communication process to meet the ever-changing needs of today's online and mobile readers.  Twitter: @highwirepress  highwire.stanford.edu

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