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About Institutional Authentication

The Institutional Authentication service is available to such institutions as universities, libraries, and private corporations.

For users of Institutional Authentication

Scope of service

CiNii Articles

  • All CiNii functions are available.
  • Statistics in accordance with COUNTER guidelines can be obtained.
  • It’s possible to set links from CiNii to their systems such as link resolvers and OPACs on “Search this Article” of “Article Details Page.”

CiNii Books

  • Your institution information is preferentially displayed in the list of holding institution/libraries. *Initial setting is order of Japanese syllabary

Payment of usage charges

  • Free of charge

Verification method

  • Verification is performed using IP address.

Limitations on the number of terminals

  • There is no limit to the number of workstations or terminals that can be connected at once.

Organizational units for applications

  • Please apply for this service as a whole institution.
  • A single application is acceptable even if the institution is distributed over a number of campuses.
  • Applications are acceptable from individual organizations such as faculties or associated institutions if the organization can be identified from the IP addresses.

If University sets the Idp that associated with GakuNin (shibboleth) or UK Federation, users will be able to login to CiNii with the ID given by the university even outside of the institution.
Please see the GakuNin federation page for more details. Also, please see “Can we use shibboleth authentication with CiNii?” if you already have Idp and would like to set the CiNii for Shibboleth use.


We are currently not accepting new applications for institutional Authentication due to the integration of CiNii Articles into CiNii Research.
We will post the timing of resuming acceptance of new applications under the institutional Authentication of CiNii Research in the News.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.