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Excluded Titles report

Your Unsub dashboard may not include all the titles you uploaded in your COUNTER reports files. See our Why don't I see a certain title in my dashboard? page, which details the four major reasons why a title could be excluded.
In your package Setup tab, under the Diagnostic data section, you will find an Excluded Titles page which allows you to download a spreadsheet.
In the spreadsheet there are two informational columns (issn_l, publisher), and four columns for the four reasons a title could be excluded from a scenario. The columns are:
  • issn_l: The linking ISSN, or ISSN-L
  • publisher: The publisher, according to OpenAlex
  • gold_oa: True if OpenAlex thinks the journal is Gold Open Access (OA), otherwise False. We can not include titles that are Gold OA because there is no subscription access route, and we currently require that
  • not_currently_publishing: True if we think the journal is no longer publishing, otherwise False. This determination is based on data from OpenAlex
  • price_not_available: True if there is not title price, otherwise False. You can fix this by uploading title prices. We require title prices for a title to be included in the dashboard
  • filtered_out: True if you filtered the title out using the optional Journal Filter setup step, otherwise False. Read the docs for journal filter
Here's an example of four rows of the report you'll download:
issn_l
publisher
gold_oa
not_currently_publishing
price_not_available
filtered_out
2053-9711
OUP
True
False
False
False
0007-0912
Elsevier
False
False
True
False
1473-6691
SAGE
False
False
True
False
0024-6093
Wiley
False
True
False
False
A few notes about the data:
  • With the four columns in the report, you can use a spreadsheet filter tool to filter to all the titles that are excluded for the same reason (e.g. missing title prices), and then look into those titles.
  • A title can be excluded for more than one reason. For example, it can be Gold OA and missing a title price.
  • For some titles you can change something so it appears in your dashboard. For example, if a title price is missing you can get a title price; if you've filtered the title out you can remove the title from your filtered titles upload. However, if the title is Gold OA or is no longer publishing, nothing can be done to make it appear in your dashboard.
  • Check out the OpenAlex documentation for more about OpenAlex.
After looking at the report email us ([email protected]) if you think any of the titles should be included in your scenarios for this package, and we'll have a look.
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