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Welcome to Functional Composite Materials

Being both strong and lightweight, composite materials have already found wide-ranging uses in structural and engineering contexts. Through advancements in materials science and engineering the potential for further applications of composite materials can be achieved by introducing functionality. Functional Composite Materials focuses on this exciting new generation of materials. Sitting at the intersection of physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering, we welcome contributions on all types of composite materials — the only caveat is that composite functionality must be clearly demonstrated.

Read the full Aims & Scope for examples of functionality.

Special collections in the journal

Functional Composite Materials publishes special collections on hot topics in the field. 

To find out what collections we have published and those that are accepting papers, please click the link. 

ECCM20 poster awards and article collection

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Functional Composite Materials is pleased to have collaborated with 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20) to sponsor the poster prize at this year's conference in Lausanne. We are also hosting a collection of research presented at the conference. 

Read more:
Poster awards
Article collection

Benefit from our free funding service

We offer a free open access support service to make it easier for you to discover and apply for article-processing charge (APC) funding.

Learn more here.


Abstracted and indexed in

  • TD Net Discovery Service
  • Semantic Scholar
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • Portico
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • Naver
  • Google Scholar
  • Gale
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ
  • CNKI

Speed (average)
72 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
51 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

Usage (2020)
22,324 downloads (2021)
4 Altmetric mentions (2021)