Strategic Management Journal
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Strategic Management Journal

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 01432095, 10970266
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
History: 1980-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


The Strategic Management Journal seeks to publish the highest quality research with questions, evidence and conclusions that are relevant to strategic management and engaging to strategic management scholars. We receive manuscripts with a diverse mix of topics, framings, and methods, and our acceptances reflect this diversity. More specifically, the Strategic Management Journal seeks to publish papers that ask and help to answer important and interesting questions in strategic management, develop and/or test theory, replicate prior studies, explore interesting phenomena, review and synthesize existing research, and evaluate the many methodologies used in our field. SMJ also publishes studies that demonstrate a lack of statistical support in a particular sample for specific hypotheses or research propositions. We welcome a diverse range of researcher methods and are open to papers that rely on statistical inference, qualitative data, verbal theory, computational models and mathematical models.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


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Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    8.781 10.486 13.495
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    7.912 10.828 12.048
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    8.235 8.419 9.4
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    7.077 7.191 8.201
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    6.41 7.546 8.36
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    6.275 7.356 8.16
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    5.885 6.791 7.643
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    4.93 6.102 7.247
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    4.725 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    4.677 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    5.416 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    5.869 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    5.116 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    5.47 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    4.622 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    4.894 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    4.739 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    3.986 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    3.101 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    4.102 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    4.254 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    3.235 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    2.915 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History