The Chinese Academy of Sciences suspends access to CNKI journal articles because of its continuing steep rise in annual subscription payments. Over the past decade, at least six Chinese universities have suspended the use of CNKI because of the rapid rise in fees
(19 Apr 2022) China’s top research organisation, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), will suspend its use of the country’s biggest online academic database because of its hefty annual subscription fee.
A notice issued by CAS’ National Science Library earlier this month said it had covered the academy’s subscription fees to CNKI, or China National Knowledge Infrastructure, since 2008 but the fees had been rising steeply every year based on CNKI’s influence in the market, according to Hongxing News, an online news service also known as Red Star News.
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