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 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.
2020 Dan and Mary Lou Schendel Best Paper Prize Winner
Congratulations to Ron Adner and Rahul Kapoor! Their paper, "Value Creation in Innovation Ecosystems: How the Structure of Technological Interdependence Affects Firm Performance in New Technology Generations" (SMJ Volume 31, Issue 3), has been named the 2020 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.