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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. 

COVID-19 and peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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.


Speed (average)
43 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
41 days to first decision for all manuscripts
86 days submission to acceptance
69 days acceptance to publication

Usage (2020)
4 Altmetric mentions