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

Call for SMJ Co-Editor Nominations

The Strategic Management Society and Wiley are seeking nominations for up to two Co-Editor positions at the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ). This Call for Nominations reflects the end of the term of Co-Editor Constance Helfat (ending December 2020). The new Co-Editor(s) of SMJ will be appointed for a renewable three-year term and will assume duties in January 2021. The new Co-Editor(s) will work with continuing Co-Editors Rajshree Agarwal and Sendil Ethiraj.


SMJ is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management.

In 2018, scholars in academic journals cited SMJ articles 34,978 times - #4/127 in the "Management" list, #3/147 in the "Business" list.

In 2018, across 6 key JCR scales (total citations, 2-year impact factor, 5-year impact factor, immediacy index, Eigenfactor score, article influence score), SMJ had a median ranking of #14/217 in the "Management" list and #10/147 in the "Business" list; listed as a "4*" journal ("world elite journal") in 2015 by the Association of Business Schools (UK).

During 2018, 2,799 different scholars based in 75 countries submitted a new article 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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