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.
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 Liz Moran.
SMJ is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management.
In 2017, scholars in academic journals cited SMJ articles 30,774 times – #4/140 in the "Management" list; #3/208 in the "Business" list.
In 2017, across six key JCR scales (total citations; 2-year impact factor; 5-year impact factor, immediacy index; Eigenfactor score; article influence score), SMJ had median ranking of #8/140 in the "Management" list and #7/208 in the "Business" list; listed as a "4*" journal ("world elite journal") in 2015 by the Association of Business Schools (UK).
During 2017, 2,848 different scholars based in 75 countries submitted articles to SMJ.
2018 Best Paper Prize
Congratulations to Anita M. McGahan and Michael E. Porter, recipients of the 2018 Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize. Their paper, "How Much Does Industry Matter, Really?" was published in Summer 1997.
SMJ Best Reviewer Awards
SMJ Video Abstract by Aino Tenhiälä and Tomi Laamanen
Right on the Money? The contingent effects of strategic orientation and pay system design on firm performance
Published December 18, 2018
SMJ Video Abstract by Olga Hawn
Do Investors Actually Value Sustainability?
Published September 14, 2018
SMJ Video Abstract by Kari Jalonen, Henri Schildt, and Eero Vaara
Strategic Concepts as Micro‐Level Tools in Strategic Sensemaking
Published October 31, 2018
SMS Journal App!
We are excited to announce the release of an 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.
ISA gives SMJ article an Award!
We are excited to announce that the SMJ article, "Entry Timing and Innovation Strategy in Feature Phones” by Ronald Klingebiel and John Joseph published in Volume 37, Issue 6, in June 2016 is the winner of the 2016 Best Industry Studies Paper Award!
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.