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

Editor-in-Chief: Andris Chate

Impact Factor (IF) = 1.7 (2022; 1.285 in 2021)
Five-Year Impact Factor = 1.4 (2022; 1.142 in 2021)
CiteScore (SCOPUS) = 2.6 (2022; 2.3 in 2021)
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SCOPUS: SNIP) = 0.981 (2022; 0.823 in 2021)
Scientific Journal Ranking (Scimago: SJR) = 0.382 (2022; 0.354 in 2021)
Downloads (Springer) = 41 133 (2022, 33 747 in 2021)
Percent of self-citations (Web & Science) (%) = 17,64 (2022, 14.51 in 2021)
by Journal Citation Reports®/ Scopus®

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.


Andris K. Chate (Čate)
Institute of Materials and Structures, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia



Associate Editor
H. Altenbach
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany

Associate Editor
J. Andersons
Institute for Mechanics of Materials, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

A. Aniskevich
Institute for Mechanics of Materials, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

A. Krasnikovs
Institute of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia

V. Gribniak
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania

J. Majak
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

J. Varna
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Lulea University of Technology, LuleåSweden &
Institute of Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia



S. C. Amico
Materials Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

S. D. Akbarov
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey &
Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan

A. Arteiro
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Porto & Composite Materials and Structures Research Unit (UMEC), INEGI, Porto, Portugal

M. Aydogdu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey

L. Asp
Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

E. Barkanov
Institute of Materials and Structures, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia

W. Becker
Institute of Structural Mechanics, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

V. N. Burlayenko
Department of Applied Mathematics, National Technical University KhPI, Kharkiv, Ukraine

V. Carvelli
Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

E.-M. Craciun
Faculty of Mechanical, Industrial and Maritime Engineering, Ovidius University of Constanta, Constanta, Romania

M. Di Sciuva
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin, Italy

N. D. Duc
Vietnam National University, Department of Engineering and Technology in Constructions and Transportation, Hanoi, Vietnam

V. A. Eremeyev
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture (DICAAR), University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy

I. Guz
The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

E. V. Iarve
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

G. Kang
School of Mechanics and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

A. Katunin
Department of Fundamentals of Machinery Design, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Seong S. Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tech. (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

E. Kontou
Department of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

V. Kulakov
Institute for Mechanics of Materials, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

S. V. Lomov
Department of Materials Engineering, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

A. Muc
Institute of Machine Design, Cracow University of Technology, Krakow, Poland

L. Placidi
Faculty of Engineering, International Telematic University Uninettuno, Rome, Italy

R. Rodríguez-Ramos
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba

T. Sadowski
Department of Solid Mechanics, Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland

R. Talreja
Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M UniversityUSA

Y. Tokovyy
Ya. S. Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics, NAS Ukraine, L'vov, Ukraine



L. Aghalovyan, Armenia
A. Bogdanovich, USA
A. N. Guz’, Ukraine
A. Duda, Germany
M. Kalniņš, Latvia
N. Shcherbina, Ukraine
A. D. Zamanov, Azerbaijan

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The scientific journal "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.

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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IAA 2024
The 3rd International Conference on Industrial Applications of Adhesives 2024

March 7-8, 2024, Cascais, Portugal

Cellulose Fibres Conference
March 13-14, 2024 (hybrid event), Cologne, Germany

The 9th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives
March 24-27, 2024, Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets, Switzerland 

20th WCNDT
The 20th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing

May 27-31, 2024, Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea 

The 9th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering

June 3-7, 2024, Lisbon, Portugal

Renewable Materials Conference 2024
June 11-13, 2024, Siegburg/Cologne, Germany

The 9th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites

June 26-28, 2024, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

ECCM21 2024
The 21st European Conference on Composite Materials

July 2-5, 2024, Nantes, France 

MDA 2024
The 5th International Conference on Materials Design and Applications

July 4-5, 2024, University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal

WCCM 2024 and PANACM 2024
The 16th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics

July 21-26, 2024, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The 14th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
September 2-4, 2024, Sofia, Bulgaria

SAMPE Europe
SAMPE Europe 24 Conference

September 24-26, 2024, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites

October 9-10, 2024, Congress Center and Messe Bremen, Germany 

MS 2024
The 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Solids

October 30-31, 2024, FEUP, Porto, Portugal

The 2nd International Conference on Durability, Repair and Maintenance of Structures
March 13-14, 2025, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

CompTest 2025
The 12th International Conference on Composite Testing and Model Identification

The CompTest conference series aims to gather the European scientific community working in the field of testing and
modelling of composites. They were initially inspired by the European Conferences on Composite Testing and Standardization
(CTS). Research into heterogeneous and anisotropic materials and structures raise a few challenges including: the identification
of numerous parameters; development of specific test fixtures (shear, compression, fracture toughness); control of parasitic
effects. Consequently, development of testing and model identification procedures is an important focus. The conference
series are organized by prof. Michael Wisnom and prof. Fabrice Pierron since 2003. Among the hosts of previous conference
editions are University of Girona (Spain), ONERA (France), KU Leuven (Belgium) and others.
May 21-23, 2025, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia 

CICE 2025
International Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites in Civil Engineering

July 9-11, 2025, Lisbon, Portugal

The 2nd International Conference on Vehicle Body Engineering

November 6-7, 2025, University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal 

The 24th International Conference on Composite Materials

August 4-8, 2025, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A