Strategic Management Journal

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.

SMJ Online Journal Access

SMS Members can read articles online both after publication and ahead of print. Click here for SMJ Articles.

SMJ Bibliographic Database

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 2019, 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 20th out of 152 in the Business list.

In the most recent Journal Citation Report (released in June 2020), SMJ had a two-year impact factor of 5.471. SMJ has a five-year impact factor of 7.859.

In the last five years (2015 through 2019), SMJ received 6,381 original submissions from scholars based in 100 countries.

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Virtual Special Issues

VSIs help summarize and integrate research themes from SMS scholarship, while highlighting potential paths for ongoing research. Click here to access the latest VSIs.

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