[Institutional Fixed-Price Service] Renewals for 2008

February 1, 2008

For institutions with a contract for 2006, service will be automatically terminated in April if the contract is not renewed by March 31, 2008.窶ィPlease follow the procedures below to renew your institutional contract. We look forward to serving you again in the next fiscal year.

[Time period for renewal]
Friday, February 1 -- Monday, March 31, 2008
* Note: The renewal period is limited to the above dates.

[Annual Fixed-Price Charges for the fiscal year 2008 (April, 2008 - March, 2009)]
The prices are the same as in FY 2007. (CiNii Service Usage Detailed Regulations (PDF))

[Conditions of content provision]
* Please note that the page above is based on the conditions for this fiscal year. Journals that will have different conditions of provision next year will be announced on the News page in early March.

[Confirm your current institutional data before renewal]
  1. Login with your administrator ID and password at the page for administrative procedures
  2. Click "Change institution data".
  3. Confirm your current data.

[Renewal Procedures]

* Note: The contract can be renewed via the website without any paperwork..

  1. Login with your administrator ID and password at the page for administrative procedures
    Note 1: The administrator ID and password are stated in the notification that was sent to the contact person when the service started.
    Note 2: The administrator ID and password are not the same as the CiNii individual ID.
  2. Click "Renewal application".
  3. Read the "Usage Regulations" and click "I Agree".
  4. Update your institutional data and click "Next". (Your data for 2007 will be saved separately.)
  5. Confirm your renewed data and click "Next".
  6. The contract renewal is complete. Please make a record of the displayed application number for any future inquiries..

[Site License Individual ID expiration]
Site License Individual IDs expire at the end of each fiscal year (March 31). If a user wishes to continue using their Site License Individual ID through the next fiscal year, they should renew their ID between April 1 and May 31, 2008. The Site License Individual ID is renewable only from a computer within the institution after April 1.

[System modification in 2008]
The following system modifications will soon be launched. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that changes to the website might cause, and appreciate your cooperation.

  1. Exporting to bibliographic management software (EndNote, RefWorks, etc.) will be possible from search results
    Multiple records can be exported simultaneously.
  2. E-mail address confirmation will be enhanced.
    For usage application or change of an e-mail address, a verification message will be sent to the registered e-mail address.
  3. Citation Index (International Search) service will be terminated. We thank you for your patronage.
    Note: Use of Citation Index has been restricted to those users who belong to academic institutes located in Japan.
[Payment methods for Site License Individual ID (April 2009 or later)]
As a part of our efforts to increase administrative efficiency, the payment methods for Site License Individual IDs will be consolidated to credit card payments only. For users who are currently paying by invoice, we apologize for any inconvenience the new policy might cause you and appreciate your understanding.

  • For users who are currently paying by invoice, please change your payment method to credit card when renewing your ID after April 2009. (Payment by invoice will be unavailable.)
  • For users who are currently paying by credit card, please select payment by credit card again when renewing your ID after April 2009. (Payment by invoice will be unavailable.)
Also, new applications for Individual IDs will be accepted only by credit card payment after April 2008, and will be the same for renewing the Individual ID after April 2009. If you have any questions about payment methods, please feel free to contact the team below.

[For general inquiries about CiNii]
CiNii DeskNational
Institute of Informatics (NII)
E-mail: user-request@nii.ac.jp
[For inquiries about payment methods]
Accounts Team, Budget and Accounts Division
National Institute of Informatics (NII)
E-mail: keiri@nii.ac.jp