The bimonthly journal Mechanics of Composite Materials is issued since 1965 (entitled Polymer Mechanics up to 1979).
The Journal is issued in Russian at the University of Latvia, Riga, and is published in English by Springer Science+ Business Media, Inc.

Editor-in-Chief: Andris Chate

Publishing model: Subscription

Impact factor = 1,333 (2020)
Five year impact factor = 1,168 (2020)
SNIP = 1,109 (2020)
CiteScore = 2,2 (2020)

ISSN 0203-1272 (University of Latvia, print)
ISSN 0191-5665 (Springer, print)
ISSN 1573-8922 (Springer, electronic)

Contents of Journal

Journal Leaflet (PDF)

Mechanics of Composite Materials is a peer-reviewed international journal that encourages publication of original experimental and theoretical research on the mechanical properties of composite materials and their constituents including, but not limited to: 

  • damage, failure, fatigue, and long-term strength; 
  • methods of optimum design of materials and structures; 
  • prediction of long-term properties and aging problems; 
  • nondestructive testing; 
  • mechanical aspects of technology; 
  • mechanics of nanocomposites; 
  • mechanics of biocomposites; 
  • composites in aerospace and wind-power engineering; 
  • composites in civil engineering and infrastructure; 
  • and other composites applications.


H. Altenbach (Associate Editor, Germany)
J. Andersons (Associate Editor, Latvia)
A. Aniskevich (Latvia)
J. Varna (Sweden)
A. Krasnikov (Latvia)
O. Starkova (Latvia)
S. V. Sheshenin (Russia) 


M. Aydogdu (Turkey)
S. D. Akbarov (Turkey)
A. Arteiro (Portugal)
L. Asp (Sweden)
E. Barkanov (Latvia)
W. Becker (Germany)
V. N. Burlayenko (Ukraine)
V. Carvelli (Italy)
E. M. Craciun (Rumania)
Nguyen Dinh Duc (Vietnam)
I. Guz’ (United Kingdom)
W. Hwang (Korea) 
G. Kang (China)
V. A. Kasyanov (Latvia)
A. Katunin (Poland)
Seong S. Kim (South Korea)
E. Kontou (Greece)
A. Krivtsov (Russia)
V. Kulakov (Latvia)
G. Kulikov (Russia)
S. V. Lomov (Belgium, Russia)
J. Majak (Estonia)
G. Mikhasev (Belarus)
A. Muc (Poland)
V. N. Pajmushin (Russia)
L. Placidi (Italy)
T. Sadowski (Poland)
S. B. Sapozhnikov (Russia)
M. Di Sciuva (Italy)
R. Talreja (USA)
Yu. Tokovyy (Ukraine)

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Subscribers may subscribe Russian journal "Механика композитных материалов" through Ural-Press, index 79676. More information available in bulletin.

The scientific journal MEKHANIKA KOMPOZITNYKH MATERIALOV (Mechanics of Composite Materials) is a bimonthly periodical covering results of original experimental and theoretical investigations on the properties and behavior of composite materials and their constituents.

The Editorial Boards selects for publication the most significant and interesting articles  containing new results and ideas or an original analysis of data available in the literature.

The journal MEKHANIKA KOMPOZITNYKH MATERIALOV is published in Russian. Simultaneously, it is also published into English (Mechanics of Composite Materials).

Manuscripts should be prepared strictly according to the template indicated (see Template of articles) following notes for contributors (see Notes for contributors). Materials in the PDF format are not accepted.

Guidelines can help our Reviewers (PDF). 

List of keywords (PDF).

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Список некоторых планируемых конференций (композитные & перспективные материалы)

Some conferences and congresses (composites & advanced materials)


Composite-Sandwich Conference
May 24-25, 2022, Halle (Saale), Germany


IUTAM Symposium on Enhancing Material Performance by Exploiting Instabilities and Damage Evolution
June 5-10, 2022, Warsaw, Poland

7th World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering – Architecture – Urban Planning Symposium

June 13-17, 2022, Prague, Czech Republic

V International Conference
New Materials and Technologies in the Condition of the Arctic

June 14-18, 2022, Yakutsk, Russia

International Summer School-Conference “Advanced Problems in Mechanics”
June 20-24, 2022, St. Petersburg, Russia

23rd European Conference on Fracture – ECF23

June 27 – July 1, 2022, Madeira Island, Portugal

MDA 2022
The 4th International Conference on Materials Design and Applications 2022

July 7-8, 2022, FEUP, Porto, Portugal

9th European Conference for AeroSpace Sciences

June 27 – July 1, 2022, Lille Grand Palais, France

International Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials
July 4-8, 2022, University of Padova in Vicenza, Italy

CMM-SolMech 2022
24th International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics (CMM) and the 42nd Solid Mechanics Conference (SolMech)

September 5-8, 2022, Świnoujście, Poland

ICAS 2022
33rd Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

September 4-9, 2022, Stockholm Sweden

6th ITHEC 2020
The 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites

October 12-13, 2022, Congress Center, & Messe Bremen, Germany

COMAT  2022

October 17-18, 2022, Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania   

"Advanced Materials for Engineering and Functional Purposes"

October 17-21, 2022, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia

The first International Conference on Durability, Repair and Maintenance of Structures

March 16-17, 2023, University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal  

Modern Materials and Manufacturing 2023
April 25-27, Tallinn, Estonia

CICE 2023
11th International Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering

July 23-26, 2023, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

International Conference on Composite Materials

July 30 – August 4, 2023, Belfast, Ireland

IUTAM Symposium Creep in Structures
September 18-22, 2023, Magdeburg, Germany