Frequently Asked Questions

SMS membership spans one calendar year and begins on January 1st of the year of membership. If you apply for membership after this date, you become an active member once you have completed payment for your membership dues. You will have access to all issues of the SMJ, SEJ and GSJ that have been published during the year, and if you sign up for printed journals, will receive a copy of all issues published since January 1.

From the date your membership becomes active.

Journals are distributed by our publisher, Wiley. You should allow 7-8 weeks for the delivery of your first journals.

No. The portion of your conference registration fees that are allocated to SMS dues for the following year of membership will be deducted from your registration fees.

Yes, two interest groups are included with your SMS membership and you can add additional Interest Groups for a fee of $10 each.

For SMS membership purposes, students are individuals who are enrolled full-time, in-residence at a PhD granting institution. Individuals can be SMS members on student status for up to 5 years. For the initial year of student status, proof of enrollment from a PhD granting institution and confirmation letter from a major professor are required.

You can scan and email documents to or mail them to:

Strategic Management Society
134 N LaSalle St
Suite 1005
Chicago, IL 60602

Simply contact the SMS office to confirm you have been a member of the SMS for at least 10 years. Please keep in mind you must be at least 65 years old.