Answered By: Sara Scheib
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2023     Views: 6

Sent on the 5th of each month, the Monthly IRO Readership Report is a monthly report from Iowa Research Online which tracks the usage of your works via the IRO interface. The report lists all of your works that have been viewed and/or downloaded via the IRO interface in the previous month. It does not track usage through other interfaces, such as the publisher's website. If you work has not been viewed or downloaded in the previous month, it will not be listed in the report. To view your profile and all your works, sign in with your HawkID.

There are two types of counts in the Monthly IRO Readership Report: 

  1. "New Record Views" and "Total Record Views" count the number of views of the full record page, which displays all the metadata associated with the work (title, authors, date published, publication title, etc.), links and other pointers to the published version, and options to view and download any attached files.
  2. "New File Views/Downloads" and "Total File Views/Downloads" count the number of times any attached files have been viewed in the browser or downloaded. Due to copyright restrictions, not all works in IRO have files attached.

If you have any questions or concerns about the report, or if you want to opt out of the emails, please contact us at and we'll get back to you ASAP.

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