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Preparing your manuscript

Functional Composite Materials publishes the following article types:

Click the relevant link to find style and formatting information for the article you are going to submit.

Manuscripts should conform to the following reporting guidelines:

  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: PRISMA
  • Randomized Clinical Trials: CONSORT
  • Observational studies: STROBE
  • Studies of diagnostic accuracy: STARD
  • Animal pre-clinical studies: ARRIVE
  • Other types of health-related research: Consult the EQUATOR web site for appropriate reporting guidelines.


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)