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.
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SMJ is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management.
In 2022, across six key JCR scales (total citations, two-year impact factor, five-year impact factor, immediacy index, Eigenfactor score, article influence score), SMJ is 44th out of 226 in the Management list and 38th out of 154 in the Business list.
In the most recent Journal Citation Report (released in June 2022), SMJ had a two-year impact factor of 7.815. SMJ has a five-year impact factor of 12.247.
In the last five years (2018 through 2022), SMJ received 7,023 original submissions from scholars based in 98 countries.
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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.
SMJ is pleased to announce its top-cited papers of the last two years. Congratulations to these authors for this accomplishment!
Charting a path between firm-specific incentives and human capital-based competitive advantage
David Kryscynski, Russ Coff, Benjamin Campbell
From necessity to opportunity: Scaling bricolage across resource-constrained environments
Christian Busch, Harry Barkema
From proprietary to collective governance: How do platform participation strategies evolve?
Siobhan O'Mahony, Rebecca Karp
Liminal movement by digital platform-based sharing economy ventures: The case of Uber Technologies
Raghu Garud, Arun Kumaraswamy, Anna Roberts, Le Xu
Machine learning for pattern discovery in management research
Prithwiraj Choudhury, Ryan T. Allen, Michael G. Endres
Mutualism and the dynamics of new platform creation: A study of Cisco and fog computing
Saeed Khanagha, Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari, Sotirios Paroutis, Luciano Oviedo
Platform ecosystems as meta-organizations: Implications for platform strategies
Tobias Kretschmer, Aija Leiponen, Melissa Schilling, Gurneeta Vasudeva
Risk management and corporate social responsibility
Sol Kim, Geul Lee, Hyoung-Goo Kang
Shareholder activism and firms' voluntary disclosure of climate change risks
Caroline Flammer, Michael W. Toffel, Kala Viswanathan
Strategic management during the financial crisis: How firms adjust their strategic investments in response to credit market disruptions
Caroline Flammer, Ioannis Ioannou
Matthias Wenzel, Sarah Stanske, Marvin B. Lieberman
Work-from-anywhere: The productivity effects of geographic flexibility
Prithwiraj (Raj) Choudhury, Cirrus Foroughi, Barbara Larson
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