Caixin
Apr 19, 2022 08:49 PM
CHINA

China’s Top Science Academy Scraps Subscription to Biggest Research Database Over High Prices

CNKI has over 200 million research papers and owns 95% of copyrighted academic papers written in Chinese. Photo: VCG
CNKI has over 200 million research papers and owns 95% of copyrighted academic papers written in Chinese. Photo: VCG

Several research institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have sent internal emails saying that they’re suspending the use of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), the country’s biggest academic online library, Caixin has learned.

The institutes are instead using the research databases of Wanfang Data and CQVIP in CNKI’s place, according to the emails seen by Caixin.

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