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 = 1.285 (2021)
Five year impact factor = 1.168 (2020)
SNIP = 0.832 (2021)
CiteScore = 2.23 (2021)

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, Latvia)
A. Krasnikovs (Latvia)
O. Starkova (Latvia)
S. V. Sheshenin (Russia) 


S. C. Amico (Brazil)
S. D. Akbarov (Turkey)
A. Arteiro (Portugal)
M. Aydogdu (Turkey)
L. Asp (Sweden)
E. Barkanov (Latvia)
W. Becker (Germany)
V. N. Burlayenko (Ukraine)
V. Carvelli (Italy)
E.-M. Craciun (Rumania)
N. D. Duc (Vietnam)
V. A. Eremeyev (Italy)
I. Guz (United Kingdom)
W. Hwang (Korea) 
E. V. Iarve (USA)
G. Kang (China)
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. Paimushin (Russia)
S. V. Panin (Russia)
L. Placidi (Italy)
R. Rodríguez-Ramos (Cuba)
T. Sadowski (Poland)
S. B. Sapozhnikov (Russia)
M. Di Sciuva (Italy)
R. Talreja (USA)
Yu. Tokovyy (Ukraine)


L. AghalovyanArmeniaA. BogdanovichUSAA. N. Guz’,Ukraine; A. DudaGermanyM. KalniņšLatviaV. V. KovrigaRussiaS. T. MileikoRussiaYu. M. PleskachevskiiBelarus; V. A. Polyakov, LatviaN. ShcherbinaUkraineA. D. ZamanovAzerbaijan

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Russian journal "Механика композитных материалов" has open access since Issue 4, Volume 57, 2021.

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)


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

The 9th International Conference on Fatigue of Composites

June 21-23, 2023, University of Padova, Vicenza, Italy

The 14th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes
June 25-29, 2023, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

SMART 2023
ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
July 3-6, 2023, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

7th International Conference on Structural Adhesive Bonding

July 13-14, 2023, University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal

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

17th International Symposium on the Nondestructive Characterization of Materials
August 14-17, 2023, The Empa Akademie; Dübendorf (Zurich), Switzerland

11th ECNP International Conference on Nanostructured Polymers and Nanocomposites
August 29-31, 2023, Lodz, Poland

Materials Science and Technology in Europe

September 3-7, 2023, Frankfurt on the Main, Germany

5th Polish Congress of Mechanics
25th International Conference on Computer Methods in Mechanics

September 4-7, 2023, Gliwice, Poland

9th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites

September 12-14, 2023, Trapani, Sicily, Italy

ICPIC 2023
International Congress of Polymers in Concrete

September 17-20, 2023, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

9th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives
September 17-21,2023, Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets, Switzerland

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

The First International Conference on Vehicle Body Engineering

November 2-3, 2023, University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal

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

June 3-7, 2024, Lisbon, Portugal

MDA 2024
5th International Conference on Materials Design and Applications

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

ECCM21 2024
21st European Conference on Composite Materials

July 2-5, 2024, Nantes, France

The 24th International Conference on Composite Materials

August 9-15, 2025, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A