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.

EDITOR-in-CHIEF

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

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

Associate Editor
H. Altenbach
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3502-9324

Associate Editor
J. Andersons
Institute for Mechanics of Materials, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2094-0142

A. Aniskevich
Institute for Mechanics of Materials, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1242-6570

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

V. Gribniak
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8296-0037

J. Majak
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3414-8890

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

 

ADVISORY BOARD

S. C. Amico
Materials Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4873-2238

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2427-0243

M. Aydogdu
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4567-2532

L. Asp
Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0630-2037

E. Barkanov
Institute of Materials and Structures, Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8344-2848

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

V. N. Burlayenko
Department of Applied Mathematics, National Technical University KhPI, Kharkiv, Ukraine
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0431-3103

V. Carvelli
Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5272-608X

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8128-3262

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7554-8965

A. Katunin
Department of Fundamentals of Machinery Design, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9386-5104

Seong S. Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tech. (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8722-0505

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8194-4913

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

L. Placidi
Faculty of Engineering, International Telematic University Uninettuno, Rome, Italy
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1461-3997

R. Rodríguez-Ramos
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3093-6948

T. Sadowski
Department of Solid Mechanics, Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9212-8340

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
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1610-0113

 

HONORARY BOARD

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).

For more information please contact:

Journal MECHANICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
23 Aizkraukles iela, 
Rīga, LV-1006 
Latvia


e-mail: mcm@pmi.lv

Some Conferences and Congresses (Composites & Advanced Materials)
2024–2025

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

March 7-8, 2024, Cascais, Portugal
https://web.fe.up.pt/~iaa2024/

Cellulose Fibres Conference
March 13-14, 2024 (hybrid event), Cologne, Germany
https://cellulose-fibres.eu/

The 9th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives
March 24-27, 2024, Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/esistc4conference 

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

May 27-31, 2024, Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea
https://www.20thwcndt.com/ 

ECCOMAS CONGRESS 2024
The 9th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering

June 3-7, 2024, Lisbon, Portugal
https://eccomas2024.org

Renewable Materials Conference 2024
June 11-13, 2024, Siegburg/Cologne, Germany
https://renewable-materials.eu/

MECHCOMP9
The 9th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites

June 26-28, 2024, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
https://www.mechcomp9.com

ECCM21 2024
The 21st European Conference on Composite Materials

July 2-5, 2024, Nantes, France
https://www.showsbee.com/fairs/European-Conference-Composite-Materials.html 

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

July 4-5, 2024, University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal
https://web.fe.up.pt/~mda2024/

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
https://www.wccm2024.org/

The 14th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
September 2-4, 2024, Sofia, Bulgaria
https://congress.imbm.bas.bg/

SAMPE Europe
SAMPE Europe 24 Conference

September 24-26, 2024, Belfast, Northern Ireland
https://www.sampe-europe.org/conferences/se-conference-belfast-2024/

7th ITHEC
The International Conference and Exhibition on Thermoplastic Composites

October 9-10, 2024, Congress Center and Messe Bremen, Germany
https://ithec.de/ 

MS 2024
The 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Solids

October 30-31, 2024, FEUP, Porto, Portugal
https://web.fe.up.pt/~ms2024/

DRMS2025 
The 2nd International Conference on Durability, Repair and Maintenance of Structures
March 13-14, 2025, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal 
https://www.fe.up.pt/drms/2025

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
https://comptest.net/ 

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

July 9-11, 2025, Lisbon, Portugal
https://www.showsbee.com/fairs/Composites-in-Civil-Engineering-Conference.html

VBE2025
The 2nd International Conference on Vehicle Body Engineering

November 6-7, 2025, University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal
https://www.engeduconferences.com/VBE2025 

ICCM24
The 24th International Conference on Composite Materials

August 4-8, 2025, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A
http://iccm24.com/