The Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), founded in 1980, is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management. The SMJ publishes papers that are selected through a rigorous double-blind review process. For information about SMJ's submission guidelines, please click here.
This database organizes SMJ articles into topics of interest based on keywords, and includes all articles published in the SMJ from 1980 through December 2018.
The downloadable EndNote file can be accessed below. EndNote offers a free 30-day trial, and SMS members are eligible for a special rate. For more information, contact SMJ Office.
SMJ is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management.
In 2018, scholars in academic journals cited SMJ articles 34,978 times - #4/127 in the "Management" list, #3/147 in the "Business" list.
In 2018, across 6 key JCR scales (total citations, 2-year impact factor, 5-year impact factor, immediacy index, Eigenfactor score, article influence score), SMJ had a median ranking of #14/217 in the "Management" list and #10/147 in the "Business" list; listed as a "4*" journal ("world elite journal") in 2015 by the Association of Business Schools (UK).
During 2018, 2,799 different scholars based in 75 countries submitted a new article to SMJ.
2019 Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize Winner
Congratulations to Laura Poppo and Todd Zenger! Their paper, "Do formal contracts and relational governance function as substitutes or complements?" (SMJ Volume 23, Issue 8), has been named the 2019 best paper.
Interview with 2019 Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize Winners
We sat down with Laura Poppo and Todd Zenger to discuss their paper, "Do formal contracts and relational governance function as substitutes or complements?" (SMJ Volume 23, Issue 8), winner of the 2019 best paper.
SMJ Congratulates Its Award-winning Authors
We are excited to announce that the SMJ article, "How firms navigate cooperation and competition in nascent ecosystems” by Douglas P. Hannah and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt is a runner-up for the Ralph Gomory Best Industry Studies Paper Award! Click on the article title to read the reflection piece.
SMS Journal App!
Members can access SMS Journal articles on iOS and Android devices using this new app. Visit your app store to download the app and learn more about its many features. Click here for more details about the App.
Beware of Forged Acceptance Letters
The Strategic Management Journal does not charge an acceptance fee for papers. Any letter that appears to be from a Co-Editor of an SMS journal promising a manuscript's acceptance in exchange for money has been forged. All legitimate correspondence related to the review and acceptance of the paper will reference the manuscript number assigned by the submission system, ScholarOne.