The Editors of Composites Part C: Open Access would like to invite researchers and investigators to contribute their original research papers as well as review articles dedicated to the durability of different types of FRP composites for structural applications that include civil, aerospace, naval and mechanical engineering.

This special issue will address the durability of different types of FRP materials and components (profiles, sandwich structures, rebars, strengthening systems etc.) when subjected to various environmental agents and loadings (temperature, moisture, UV radiation, impact, wear, etc.), acting individually or combined. This SI will include both state-of-the-art papers and regular research papers, including experiments, modelling (at various scales) and design methods.

The aim of this special issue is to collect and disseminate the most recent findings on this very relevant topic for the development of FRP composites.

Important Note: Please note that Composites Part C is a fully Gold Open Access Journal, meaning that your paper will be available to all. We are pleased to be able to waive the Article Publishing Charge (APC) for this Special Issue.

See here for more about benefits of publishing in Elsevier special issues:

  • Please submit your paper here by selecting "VSI: Durability of FRP" as the article type:
  • Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript. Both the Guide for Authors and the submission portal could be found on the Journal Homepage here:
  • All the submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. If your paper is accepted it will be published in the latest regular issue, and also form part of the specific Special Issue on Elsevier’s Science Direct.
  • For any inquiries about the appropriateness of contribution topics, please contact either Prof.  João Ramôa Correia or Prof. Yu Bai via or
  • The submission deadline is the 1st November 2022 and we look forward to receiving your submissions!