Journal FAQ

The following are answers to some frequently asked questions about the journal and it's content. For questions about analysis and/or Ecotect, see the Autodesk Ecotect FAQ instead.

May I quote from your articles ?

Yes, of course. Feel free to quote passages - even a number of passages - without asking our permission. As long as the quote is fully referenced (see below), then that's fair play and we encourage it.

However, you may not "quote" a whole article without first receiving written permission as this is more like re-publishing, which is definitely not fair or encouraged.

Can I copy your content / images / files etc. ?

Natural Frequency is protected by copyright which is shared between the journal and its contributing authors. Please read the Permissions & Copyright page for further details.

How can I get in touch ?

If you want to explore further any of the ideas raised in articles on our site, then please do so using the comments section associated with each article. You'll find links for this at the bottom of each article page.

If you're interested in publishing your own article in Natural Frequency, then please see the next section, "I have some stuff you might be interested in..."

If neither of these options are what you are after, then you will need to use the Contact page to get in touch with us -- but please understand that, because of the amounts of mail we receive, you may not hear back from us immediately.

I have some stuff you might be interested in.

Fantastic, we would love to add you to our list of contributing authors. Please visit the Contribute page for more information on how you can do this.

I would like to translate one of your articles.

That's great, we certainly like to encourage the translation of articles into as many languages as possible. If you would like to, or have already translated a Natural Frequency article, then please contact us directly to discuss getting it online.

How should I reference Natural Frequency and its articles ?

A standard type of reference in keeping with the Modern Language Association citation style (or similar) is fine by us. For example:

Author 1, and Author 2. Article title goes here.
Natural Frequency Journal
ISSN: 1833-7570, Issue No. 17, 24 May 2005.

If referencing on another website, then an active URL link for would be very much appreciated too.

Can you help me solve a modelling / analysis / design / building problem ?

Unfortunately not. However, if your problem is directly relevant to one of the articles on this site you can add a comment beneath the article and one of our readers may be able to point you in the right direction.

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