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.

Thank You and Congratulations to Our 2020 Best Reviewers

Raffaele Conti

Mark DesJardine

Jeffrey Harrison

Dongil Keum

Jin Hyung Kim

Joon Mahn Lee

Cameron Miller

Joseph Raffiee

Joost Rietveld

Arkadiy Sakhartov

Mario Schijven

Timothy Werner

Adam Wowak


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

In 2020, 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 21st out of 153 in the Business list.

In the most recent Journal Citation Report (released in June 2021), SMJ had a two-year impact factor of 8.641. SMJ has a five-year impact factor of 12.226.

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

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SMJ Print on Demand

Beginning in 2023, if you wish to receive print issues of SMJ, SEJ, or GSJ, this is now being offered as a print-on-demand option. For a separate charge, SMS Members will be able to order a full year's print subscription of SMJ, SEJ, or SEJ for a discounted rate with a special discount code. To order, please click the button below. To receive the discounted rates for 2023, you must enter the appropriate discount code as shown in the table below. 

Wiley Journal Code 

USAUK        EUR     ROW     Discount Code 
GSJ $56.47    $34.68 $38.95 $57.06ED8PKZHS9WHT
SEJ $71.47 $43.87 $49.49 $72.21YAMEB07D3C3Y
SMJ $437.93 $267.25 $300.34 $442.4969CAWJ5211SH

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SMS Collections

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