To provide an easy access to CNKI resources for oversea individual users, CNKI now offers CNKI International Card to users in countries and regions out of mainland China.
Referring to this guide, users can purchase International Card and recharge their personal account at any time in any places to browse and download CNKI resources, without the limitation of IP login and permissions from organizations.
"CNKI International Card physical card and virtual card (providing account number and password), both adopt the flow charge mode. Users can search and download different database products of CNKI including "China Academic Journals Full-text Database", and buy resources by page or piece." "CNKI International Card is a kind of product with full category permissions for individual users , all users are not allowed to use this card for paid services to third parties."

The main users of International Cards are individuals outside mainland China . It can also be used as institution gift card or welfare.

Individual users include researchers, teachers, medical workers, students, policy makers and others who have the need for CNKI resources; Oversea organizational users can also purchase CNKI International Cards as gifts or welfares, as cards are more flexible in distribution and usage.

Applicable products

After recharging overseas individual account by international card, users can login the oversea site of CNKI to browse and download literatures at any time. Data resources available for users to download include:


Pricing System

Followings are products which support CNKI international card purchase and their prices. CNKI will keep adding available databases in the future, in order to fulfill the needs of our users with a more comprehensive and high quality service. CNKI international card can be applied on following database products, and their prices are attached. In the future, we will provide more databases available for the card. We do hope that our efforts can provide you more satisfying academic assistance.

- CNKI International Card Pricing List -

Resources Product Databases Points Fee / (1 point = $1)
Journals China Academic Journals Full-text Database 0.4 point / page $0.4 / page
Exclusive Journal 0.8 point / page $0.8 / page
Online First Journals Price / article
(Special billing system)
Price / article
(Special billing system)
Single issue database Price / article Price / article
CNKI Journal Translation Project 1 point / page $1 / page
Doctoral / Masters' Dissertations China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database 0.12 point / page $0.12 / page
$25 / article $25 / article
China Masters' Theses Full-text Database 0.12 point / page $0.12 / page
$15 / article $15 / article
Conference Proceedings China Proceedings of Conference Full-text Database 0.4 point / page $0.4 / page
International Proceedings of Conference Full-text Database
Data China Yearbooks Full-text Database 0.4 point / pagee $0.4 / page
China Statistical Yearbooks Full-text Database Full text : 0.4 point / page
Form : 1.6 point / piece
Full text : 0.4 point / page
Form : 1.6 point / piece
China Data Insights
Reference Books Chinese Lexicon / Bilingual Dictionary / Quotations / Directory 0.1 point / page $0.1 / page
Encyclopedia / Specialist Dictionary / Manual / Biographies 0.15 point / page $0.15 / page
Catalogue Illustrations / Medical Maps 0.2 point / page $0.2 / page
1.For oversea users please visit CNKI oversea website
2.The balancewill be displayed as "point" on the website. 1 point = 1 USD
3.The doctoral dissertations and master's theses are charged with a mixed method, ie, When the price calculated by the page ($0.12 / page) is less than the price calculated by the article ($25 for a doctoral dissertation or $15 for a master's thesis),the price will be charged as the lower one.
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