File visit statistics should only be counted and/or displayed for archived items, not for items in workflows.
Our editorial staff reviews and often rejects PDFs that do not comply to our guidelines. Users then re-submit compliant PDFs. There might be several iterations on this process.
To review the files, these files are opened by our staff during the workflow steps. There are statistics recorded and displayed during this time. This results in weird statistics pages, that may have several entries of files with the same name: the actual and all rejected files.
See screenshot for illustration, or have a look at the statistics of this item on our repository: