CSTE encourages manuscripts reporting unique, innovative contributions to the physics, chemistry, materials science and applied mechanics aspects of advanced composites. The journal is within Elsevier's publishing house, and a new agreement has been negotiated for open-access publishing with Swedish educational institutions, which will become effective January 1, 2020.
- I could not say no to this opportunity. In my opinion Composites Science and Technology is the very best journal when it comes to composite materials. It will be very exciting to be part of the editorial board, says Leif Asp.
An increasing interest in composite materials
Composites Science and Technology receives about 4,000 manuscripts each year, of which around 400 are published. So, there is fierce competition to be published.
- I think it’s important that we see complete studies that include both theory and experiment, and I would also like to see an increase in interdisciplinary and basic studies, says Leif Asp.
In recent years, Composites Science and Technology has increased significantly in the impact factor, which currently stands at 6.3. Leif explains this with an increasing interest in research in composite materials:
- Yes, we have seen that the interest in research in composite materials has increased incredibly. At the last ICCM conference we had about 2000 participants, which is a doubling compared to just a few years ago. So, an increase in the impact factor for Composites Science and Technology is a natural consequence.
About Leif Asp
Leif Asp is professor of Composite Lightweight Materials and Structures in the Division of materials and computational mechanics at the Department of industrial and materials science. Leif's research focuses on effective design methods for carbon fiber composites applicable to vehicles. Leif has also chaired both the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM) and the International Committee on Composite Materials (ICCM).