Strategic Management Journal

SMJ logoThe 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.

Highly cited

In 2014, according to the ISI Journal Citation Reports (JCR), scholars in academic journals cited SMJ articles 18,882 times – #5/185 in the "Management" list; #3/115 in the "Business" list.

High broad-based ranking

In 2014, 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 #6/185 in the "Management" list and #5/115 in the "Business" list; listed as a "4*" journal ("world elite journal") in 2015 by the Association of Business Schools (UK).

World-wide reach

During 2014, more than 3,0000 different scholars based in 67 countries submitted articles to SMJ (prior 5 years: more than 6,400 unique scholars from 100 countries).

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