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.
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SMJ is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management.
In 2020, across six key JCR scales (total citations, two-year impact factor, five-year impact factor, immediacy index, Eigenfactor score, article influence score), SMJ is 22nd out of 226 in the Management list and 21st out of 153 in the Business list.
In the most recent Journal Citation Report (released in June 2021), SMJ had a two-year impact factor of 8.641. SMJ has a five-year impact factor of 12.226.
In the last five years (2015 through 2019), SMJ received 6,381 original submissions from scholars based in 100 countries.
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.
Special Issue - Open Call: Resource Allocation and Strategic Management
The goal of this special issue is to bring resource allocation to the forefront of strategic management research, with an emphasis on nonfinancial resources. Although our main goal is to understand resource allocation choices, we welcome submissions that examine the performance consequences of those allocations. Interested authors should read the full Call and submit their research May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022.
We are delighted to award the 2021 Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize to Keld Laursen and Ammon Salter for “Open for Innovation: The Role of Openness in Explaining Innovation Performance among Manufacturing Firms.” Published in 2006, this outstanding paper was a pioneering study in the then-nascent area of open innovation. Empirically, it was among the first to examine open innovation through a large-sample study. Theoretically, the authors persuasively decomposed external search into breadth- and depth-related components, each of which has a distinct effect on innovative outcomes. This paper has proven to be a key linchpin in the evolution of the open innovation literature. Not surprisingly, it is one of the most highly cited articles published in Strategic Management Journal over the last 15 years, and appears on numerous syllabi of graduate courses in technology strategy. Congratulations, Keld and Ammon!