What is Computational Technology Resources?
Computational Technology Resources is an online resource for papers and chapters published by
Civil-Comp Press and
The papers and chapters cover a wide range of topics in "computational technology".
How many articles are there in the resource?
Currently there are over 5500 papers and over 350 chapters listed. These come from over 100 different publications. Over 7500
different authors have contributed to the articles in this resource.
I am an author, can I get my article free of charge?
No, becuase if you attended a Civil-Comp Conference and your paper appeared
in the conference proceedings you will have been issued with a copy of the conference proceedings at the time of registration.
If you contributed a chapter to an edited book published by Saxe-Coburg Publications
You will have received at least one complimentary copy of the finished book. The income from the sales
of articles on this site is used to cover the expense of scanning and abstracting older volumes as well as
the running costs of this website.
I have spotted an error or typographical mistake.
Computational Technology Resources welcomes notification of errors and typographical mistakes in its online data. Please
contact Computational Technology Resources by email and we will try to correct the errors as soon as
What is the resolution of the PDFs?
All PDF files are either produced from original production source material or are 300 dpi scans with optical character recognition (OCR) information embedded. In most cases this allows searching for and highlighting of text fragments.
What size are the PDFs?
The size of the files varies from 100Kb to 20Mb or more. The size of the PDF is mentioned if you follow the "purchase full-text" links for each article.
Can I see some example articles?
Try the following links for two examples: a 2008 paper and a 1998 paper.
How do I find an article?
If you know which publication the article appeared in, you may want to browse through the lists of publications. Otherwise we suggest you use either the search mechanism or the alphabetical list of contributing authors.
Do you provide a full-text search of the articles?
No. The search mechanism finds search strings amongst titles, authors, affiliations, keywords and abstracts of articles.
Are abstracts available for all articles?
Abstracts or summaries are available for all articles where electronic delivery as a PDF is also available. Computational Technology Resources is working on a scanning program to make electronic delivery available for all early publications. Abstracts and summaries will be added at the same time as electronic delivery.
Are all articles available for electronic delivery?
Unfortunately electronic delivery is not yet available for all articles. Computational Technology Resources is working on a scanning program to make electronic delivery available for all early publications. If electronic delivery of a paper you want is not yet available, you will see a "request" link. This link will lead to a form where you can request that we bring the scanning of this paper forward. We will contact you when we have scanned the requested paper.
I cannot find an article.
If you cannot find an article through the search mechanism, please try alternative spellings of the author names. For example, omit accents and try again. If all else fails, please contact us.
How do I reference an article?
On the webpage for each article, a grey box appears with the correct bibliographic reference to this article.
What is the price of an article?
The price per article varies but is the same for all articles within each publication. A typical article price is £20 (20GBP).
I want to purchase more than one article.
Our online checkout mechanism sells articles individually. There is no "shopping-basket". However once you have created a PayPal account, each purchase requires only a few clicks and you will not have to re-enter your details. If you require a considerable number of articles, you may want to contact us to enquire about subscriptions.
Computational Technology Resources has decided to use PayPal as its payment processor. Read about the benefits of PayPal here.
Is the purchase process secure?
We believe the purchase process is secure. Computational Technology Resources does not have access to your credit card details at any time. All communication between you and the PayPal site is encrypted during transmission with industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology.
Will I get a receipt/invoice?
You can print a receipt from your PayPal account. You will also receive confirmation of your purchase by email.
However, we do not issue VAT invoices.
How can I identify an article purchased on my credit card statement?
Please search for "PAYPAL *CIVILCOMP" on your credit card statements
Why do you charge VAT?
Computational Technology Resources is required by law to charge VAT on all sales with digital delivery to individuals. Only sales to non-UK, European companies who have a valid European VAT-number are exempt from VAT in the UK. All prices quoted on this website include VAT.
I have a European VAT number and want to purchase VAT-free.
Please contact us with your company details and VAT number. We will issue a special login that entitles you to purchase articles VAT-free.
Can I purchase articles and pay by UK cheque or bank transfer?
Individual sales are only processed through the PayPal system, and therefore credit card is the only method of payment. Subscriptions can be paid by UK-cheque.
How soon will I receive my article?
As soon as the payment from your credit card is authorized, you will be shown a confirmation page which inlcudes a link to your article. Your article is therefore available immediately. The download link will remain active for 72 hours after your purchase. We recommend that you download a copy of the article as soon as possible. The confirmation email sent by us will also contain the link.
Why do the PDF download links expire?
The download link is specially generated for you and is unique to your purchase. You should download your article as soon as possible. You should not disseminate the link.
I have lost my download link.
Please refer to the confirmation email that we sent you shortly after your purchase. It includes the download link. Please note that the download link will only remain active for 72 hours after your purchase. If this period has expired and you have not downloaded the PDF of your article, please contact us.
The download link does not work.
Please contact us within 72 hours from your purchase. We will attempt to provide you with the article by email. If, however, due to our fault the article is still not available, we will issue a full refund to your credit card.
I have purchased the wrong article.
Computational Technology Resources is unable to accept returns of downloaded articles. Please ensure that you are ordering the correct article before clicking the PayPal button as downloaded articles are non-refundable. If for some reason the article is unavailable, or the link provided proves to be not working, please contact us within 72 hours from your purchase. We will attempt to provide you with the article by email. If, however, due to our fault the article is still not available, we will issue a full refund to your credit card.
Can I (or my institute) subscribe to all the content from this resource?
Yes. Subscriptions are available. Please contact us to request further details.
What are the advantages of subscribing?
If you have a subscription to Computational Technology Resources, you will have direct access to all articles where PDFs are available. Subscriptions are cost-effective if you require regular access to articles from Computational Technology Resources.
What is a personal subscription?
To activate a personal subscription a username and password are required. The username can only be used by one person at the time.
What is an IP-based subscription?
If you have an IP-based subscription, Computational Technology Resources will recognise the IP address of your computer and activate your subscription entitlement automatically without the need to enter usernames or passwords.
My username/password/IP-address is not recognised.
Please verify first that your subscription has not expired and that you have the correct details. Contact us to request support.
I have lost my username/password.
Contact us to request support.
How much do you charge for a subscription?
Subscriptions vary in price depending on type (personal vs. IP-based). Please contact us to request further details.
Can I make a purchased article available on my webpage?
No. You should include a link to the Computational Technology Resources webpage corresponding to the article or include a link to the DOI reference for the article.
Can I enter a purchased article in an institutional repository?
You should include a link to the Computational Technology Resources webpage corresponding to the article or include a link to the DOI reference for the article.
Can I send a purchased article to colleagues?
No. You are not permitted to distribute Computational Technology Resources articles.
Are there copyright restrictions on the abstracts and summaries?
The abstract and summaries are copyright but you make use them freely, provided you always include the full reference of the corresponding paper or chapter.
I would like to include figures/text from an article in a new publication.
Please apply for permission using the Request Permission procedure.
I would like to include a whole article in a thesis for an academic degree or award.
Please contact us.
How do I contact Computational Technology Resources?
Please see our contact details
Who has developed Computational Technology Resources?
Computational Technology Resources is an initiative of Civil-Comp Ltd. We are a Scottish company with over 25 years experience in conference organisation and publishing.
I am a publisher and would like to make my publications available through Computational Technology Resources.
We would be pleased to hear from you. Please contact us for details.
My question is not answered in this FAQ.
Please contact us for support.