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You are currently accessing the system from a network location that is only eligible for individual ID applications. If you wish to apply for a site license individual ID, please apply from a network inside an institution that subscribes to the Institutional fixed-price service.
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Notice: You don’t need to register under Academic Content Service Usage Regulations and CiNii Articles Usage Detailed Regulations for using only "CiNii Books" (Apr, 2014).


Part of the application page utilizes pop-ups. Please enable pop-ups before continuing.
For instructions on how to turn off the pop-up blocker, see User system requirements.

To complete registration, you need to enter the credit card information.
The payment method is credit card payment only.

Usage application procedures

Sign-up needs usage application procedures. The usage application procedures are as follows:

Step1. Click "Apply for individual ID" or "Apply for site license individual ID"

Step2. Agreement with Academic Content Service Usage Regulations / CiNii Articles Usage Detailed Regulations

Academic Content Service Usage Regulations (Revised October 1, 2014. PDF. ) / CiNii Articles Usage Detailed Regulations (Revised January 28, 2014. PDF.)

Step3. Enter your email address

An email with a web link (URL) for usage application will be sent to the email address that you registered.
* Please enter the address which you can receive surely.

Step4. Click the web link (URL) that is in the email

Please access within 2 weeks. The URL is only valid for 2 weeks.

Step5. Enter the required items under Usage data entry

Notes about "Option settings"
  • If you are a member of an academic society, please select the name of the society that is on the list and enter your membership number. Some academic societies offer discount fees for the content usage.
    After confirmation by the NII and the academic society, you will receive notification by email. Special discounts for members accessing full texts through ELS apply after this notification is sent.
    *Only academic societies that offer full text in CiNii will appear on the list.

Step6. Confirm the user data

Step7. Enter your credit card information

Credit card payments for CiNii are handled through an arrangement with the PG Card Payment Processing Service provided by GMO Payment Gateway Inc., which ensures strict confidentiality for handling of card information.

Step8. Credit payment completed

Step9. Registration completed

Registration number, user ID and the date of validity are displayed on the screen at the end of registration.
Please copy this information for your personal reference.
If you have registered as a member of an academic society contributing to ELS, a notification that the option can be used will be send to the email address you registered after confirmed by the NII (and by the academic society).

Step10. E-mail confirming registered information is sent

The system will automatically send an e-mail confirming the registered information. Please confirm that you receive an e-mail.
You can use your user ID immediately.

See also "About User Categories" and "Frequently Asked Questions".

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