Special Issues

Journal of Composites Science runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Progress in Green Composites
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: green composites; biocomposites; biodegradable polymers; nanocomposites; processing techniques
Composites for Energy Storage Applications
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: Energy storage; Materials for thermochemical storage; Composite material
Sustainable Biocomposites submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 4 articles
Keywords: Biocomposites; Processing; Rheology; Properties; End-use; Sustainability; Environmental impact
Analytical, Numerical and Experimental Methodologies for the Analysis of Multilayered Structures
edited by and Roberto Torre
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 4 articles
Keywords: Composite structures; Sandwich structures; Smart structures embedding piezoelectric and piezomagnetic layers; Multilayered structures; Plates; shells and beams; 1D; 2D and 3D numerical and analytical structural models; Finite element method; Boundary element method; Closed-form solutions; Generalized differential quadrature method; Galerkin and Ritz methods; Static; dynamic; free vibration; buckling and non-linear analyses; Functionally graded structures; Nanoreinforced structures; Carbon nanotubes; Thermal stress analysis; Hygroscopic stress analysis; Experimental tensile; compression and bending tests on composite; multilayered or 3D printed structures; Additive manufacturing
Metal Composites submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 12 articles
Keywords: Metal matrix composites; Reinforcement; Casting; Powder metallurgy; Additive manufacturing microstructure and properties
Heat Treatment and Microstructure Evolution in Metal Additive Manufacturing
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2021
Keywords: Metal Additive Manufacturing; Heat treatment; Phase Transformation; Defectology; Microstructure; Mechanical Properties.
3D Printing Composites
edited by Kun Fu
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 3 articles
Keywords: Composites; 3D printing; Additive manufacturing; Functional composites
Fire Safety of Structural Composites
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submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 6 articles
Keywords: Resins; Fibres; Fire Retardants; Composite; Nanocomposite; Surface coatings; Thermal insulation; Fire resistance; Post-fire mechanical properies; Heat transfer; Smoke release; Mathematical modelling and computational simulations
Feature Papers in Journal of Composites Science in 2021 submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 46 articles
Nanocomposite Materials for Drug Development and Biomedical Applications, Volume II
edited by Bhaveah Kevadiya
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 1 articles
Keywords: Nanocomposites; Biopolymers; Inorganic nanomaterials; Drug delivery; Biomedical applications
Selected Papers from 2021 8th International Conference on Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies (ICMIT 2021)
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submission deadline 15 Jan 2022
Keywords: Traditional fiber reinforced composites; Nanocomposites; Bio-composites; Green/eco composites; Energy composites; Nature-inspired composites
Advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles
Keywords: Processing of short; long and continuous fiber composites; Joining processes; Machining processes; Reinforced plastics; Carbon fiber; Modeling and simulation; Material characterization; Monitoring; Structural composites; Functional composites; Lightweight structures; Recyclable composites; Sustainable composites; Composite fabrication; 3D printing; Automated fiber placement; Surfaces and interfaces; Composite failure; Multiscale modeling.
Multi-Functional Intelligent Composite Structures: Design, Manufacturing and Applications
edited by Mohammad Faisal Haider and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022
Keywords: Cyber-physical systems; Sensor networks; Artificial intelligence; Non-destructive evaluation; Structural health monitoring; Multi-functional composites; Manufacturing of composites
Recycled Polymer Composites: Futuristic Sustainable Material submission deadline 31 Jan 2022
Keywords: Thermoplastic; Recycling; Nanocomposites; Nanomaterials; Molding; Extrusion; Mechanical and thermal properties; Morphological study; Chemical characterization; Dispersion; Blending
Polymeric Composites Reinforced with Natural Fibers and Nanofillers
edited by and Virupaxi Auradi
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022
Keywords: Natural fibers; Nanofillers; Thermosetting polymers; Reinforcement; Thermal properties; Mechanical properties; Nanocomposites; Epoxy resins; Wettability; Moisture Absorption
Graphene Composites
edited by KSV Santhanam
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 2 articles
Keywords: Graphene; Graphene composites; Sensors; Actuators; Electrochemistry; Personal protective materials; New graphene based alloys; Aerospace; Biomedical; Thermal conductivity; Electrical conductivity; Strength; Stability; Polymers; Metals and ceramics
Multifunctional Composite Structures
edited by Thanasis Triantafillou and
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022
Keywords: nanomaterials; carbon fibres; composites materials; self-sensing properties; simulation; recycling
High Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composites submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 4 articles
Keywords: Fibers; Cementitious composites; High performance; Ultrahigh performance; Strain hardening; Multiple cracking; Micromechanics; Cement chemistry; Mechanical performance; Durability; Rheology; Microstructures; Manufacture; Characterization method; Structural application; Composite structures; Extreme loading condition; Extreme environmental condition
Wood-Polymer Composites
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 5 articles
Keywords: Wood– polymer composites; Lignocellulose fillers; Structure– property relationships; Interfacial interactions; Filler modifications; Waste raw materials; Recycling; Biodegradation.
Advanced Conductive Polymer Composites
edited by Shanju Zhang
submission deadline 1 Mar 2022 | 3 articles
Keywords: Conductive composites; Conductive polymers; Conductive fillers; Nanofillers; Composite fabrication; Electrical conductivities; Structures; Morphologies; Interfaces; Modeling; Sensors; Biomedicine; Flexible devices; Wearables
From Waste to Advance Composite Materials
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 3 articles
Keywords: Cleaner production; Sustainable materials; Advance composite; Waste to value; Circular economy; Recycling; Waste as resources
Manufacturing, Characterization and Biomedical Applications of Advanced Micro/Nanocomposites
edited by and Wang Yi
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 1 articles
Keywords: Micro/nanocomposites; Optical properties; Mechanical properties; Biological properties; Stimuli-responsive; Biomaterials; Drug delivery; Bioactivity; Dynamic materials; Micro/nanosensor; Advanced synthesis; Nanostructures; Biosensing; Bioimaging and regenerative medicine
Surface Composites Produced by Friction Stir Processing
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2022
Keywords: Friction-stir-processed surface composites; Surface metal matrix composites (MMCs); Surface polymer matrix composites (PMC); Characterization of composite microstructure
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding Composites
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2022
Keywords: Electromagnetic interference; EMI shield; Radar absorbing; Conductive fillers; Polymer composites
Multifunctional Composites, Volume II
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 1 articles
Keywords: Antibacterial composites; Hard and super-hard composites; Self-cleaning composites; Self-healing composites; Photocurable composites; Electrical conducting composites; Composites for H2 production and storage; Composites for CO2 storage; conversion; and utilization; Photocatalytic composites; Biodegradable composites; Nanoscale characterization of composites; Computer simulation of composite design and preparation; Superabsorbant composites
Characterization and Modelling of Composites, Volume II submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 9 articles
Keywords: Fiber-reinforced composites; Unidirectional and woven reinforcements; Noncrimp fabrics (NCFs); Three-dimensional composites; Nanocomposites; Natural fiber and biocomposites; Hybrid composites; Composite structures; Modeling and characterization; Numerical simulation; Experimental studies; Industrial case studies
Structure-Performance Relationships of Nanocomposites in Electrocatalysis
edited by and Xiangbo Meng
submission deadline 1 Apr 2022
Keywords: Nanocomponents; Electrocatalysis; Synergistic effects; Structure– performance relationship; Fuel cells; Electrolyser; Electrochemical CO2 reduction; Metal– air batteries; Electrochemical sensors
Carbon Nanomaterials-based Composites for Electronic Materials
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Apr 2022
Keywords: Carbon-based nanomaterials; Carbon nanomaterial-based composites; Synthetic methods; Material characteristics; Application in electronics
Recent Advances in the Enhancement of Interfacial Adhesion in Polymer Composites
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submission deadline 30 Apr 2022
Keywords: Polymer composites; Nanocomposites; Interfacial adhesion; Structure– property relationships; Filler modification; Polymer modification; Compatibilization; Reactive processing; Mechanical properties; Morphology
Geometrical and Structural Design of Load Bearing Composites
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submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 1 articles
Keywords: Sandwich structures/sandwich composites; Cellular solids; Geometrical design; Mechanical metamaterials; Origami and kirigami mechanical materials; Structural design; Composite architectures; Composite design; Additive manufacture/3D printing; Biomimetic design
Nanocomposites for Biomedical and Environmental Applications
edited by Huirong Le
submission deadline 1 May 2022
Keywords: Nanocomposites; Surface coatings; Medical implants; Tissue engineering; Antimicrobial materials; Water treatment
Hydrogel and Biomaterials
edited by Yan Han
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022
Recent Advancements in Mechanical Drilling of Composite Laminates
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles
Keywords: Composite laminates (CFRP; GFRP; AFRP); Fiber-Metal Laminates (FML) and FRP/metal stacks; Conventional drilling and orthogonal cutting; Non-traditional drilling processes (e.g. vibration-assisted drilling; orbital drilling; … ); Drilled-hole quality (delamination; roughness; diameter… ); Chip formation and removal mechanisms; Drill wear mechanisms and tool life; Tribological behavior and friction tool-chip interface modeling; Numerical simulation and FE analysis; Mechanistic and analytical modeling of thrust force and heat generation
Multiscale Composite Materials Characterization – Manufacturing, Testing and Structural Integrity Analysis
edited by , Ana Pavlovic, Olha Zvirko and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022
Keywords: Multiscale modeling; Composites; Damage; Layered structures; Numerical analysis; Manufacturing technology; Mechanical behaviour; Degradation; Additive manufactuirng in composites; 3D printing; Polymer based on AM; Measurements and Quality Control
Composite Materials in Water Treatment for Sustainable Green Environment
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submission deadline 31 Jul 2022
Keywords: biocomposites; synthetic composites; metal oxide catalyst; graphene; adsorption; photocatalysis; nanocomposites; green environment
Nanotechnology Enhanced Smart Cementitious Materials for Green Buildings submission deadline 31 Jul 2022
Keywords: nanotechnology; smart cementitious materials; green buildings; binder; mechanical properties; durability; concrete; green materials; sustainability; micro-structure
Through Thickness-Reinforced Composites
edited by , Stephen R. Hallett and Giuliano Allegri
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles
Keywords: Z-pinning; Tufting; Stitching; 3D weaving; Automated manufacturing; Mechanical performance; Simulation
Manufacturing of Fibrous Composites for Engineering Applications
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2022
Keywords: fibrous composites; composite structures; CFRPs; GFRPs; KFRPs; fabrication; processing; machining; surface quality; experiments; numerical simulation
Progress in Polymer Composites, Volume II
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles
Keywords: synthesis of polymer composites (micro/nano) ranging from natural to synthetic; mechanical properties; different composites manufacturing processes; characterisation; modelling of polymer composites; natural/synthetic fibre hybrid composites; additives in polymer composites; green hybrid polymer composites; testing and characterisation of natural/synthetic fibre hybrid polymer composites; mechanics theory of hybrid polymer composites; modelling and simulation of hybrid polymer composites; future directions for developing hybrid polymer composites
Discontinuous Fiber Composites, Volume III
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submission deadline 31 Aug 2022
Keywords: discontinuous fibers; chopped fibers; short fiber reinforced thermoplastics (SFT); long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFT); sheet molding compound (SMC); bulk Molding Compound (BMC); fiber orientation distributions; fiber length distributions; fiber density distributions; fiber attrition; micro computed tomography; compression molding; injection molding; compounding; fiber reinforced composites; processing of thermoplastics and thermosets; sustainable material; functional polymers; hybrid/multi-material composites; process simulation; additive manufacturing
Large-Scale Composite Structures – Challenges and Opportunities submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles
Keywords: Large-scale manufacturing; Composite structures; Design for manufacturability; Sustainable technologies and processes; Design methodologies; Renewable materials
Particulate Aluminum Matrix Composites: From Fundamentals to Applications, Volume II submission deadline 30 Sep 2022
Keywords: aluminum matrix composites; nanoparticle reinforcements; functionally graded composites; in situ reinforcement synthesis; powder metallurgy; wear-resistant composites; reinforcement wettability; reinforcement reactivity; nanomechanical properties
Polymer Composites and Fibers
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 19 articles
Keywords: Polymer matrix composites (PMCs); Self-healing composites; Biodegradable composites; Natural fiber-reinforced composites; Multifunctional composites; Fibrous materials; Micro/nanofibers; Interface toughening; Surface treatment of fibers; Mechanical properties; Composite processing; Modelling
Composites: Biomaterials in Dental Fields, Volume II
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submission deadline 31 Oct 2022
Keywords: biomaterial; dental composite; application in dentistry; microscopic analysis; gap formation; mechanical property
Laser Fabrication of Composites submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 3 articles
Keywords: Laser processing; Laser additive manufacturing; Laser ablation; Nanocomposites; Nanoparticles; Graphene; 2D materials; Fibers; Magnetic composites; Natural materials; Laser beam– material interaction
Processing, Characterization and Properties of Particulate Composite Materials
edited by and J. K. Sonber
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022
Keywords: particulate; composite; powder metallurgy; ceramic; polymer; MMC; cermet
Carbon Fiber Composites
edited by , and Lixing Kang
submission deadline 30 Nov 2022 | 21 articles
Keywords: Carbon fibers; Carbon nanofibers; Composites; Filtration; Energy; Environment
Additive Manufacturing of Composites and Nanocomposites
edited by Yingtao Liu and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022
Keywords: additive manufacturing; artificial intelligence; composites; machine learning; modeling; nanomaterials; processing optimization
Carbon-Based Polymer Nanocomposites submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 12 articles
Keywords: Polymer nanocomposites; Carbon nanofillers; Processing; Electrical properties; Thermal conductivity; Multifunctional materials; Thermal management; Sensors; Piezoresistivity
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