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.

SMJ Online Journal Access

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


A discussion of business research sponsored by the Strategic Management Society, publisher of the SMJ, SEJ, and GSJ. Please click here to access the Research Chatter podcasts on Soundcloud.

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 Lisa Hein


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.

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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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