UPDATE 25 January 2018

We are delighted to announce that Journal of Marketing Management published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group in association with Westburn Publishers Ltd, and the official journal of the Academy of Marketing, has been accepted into Clarivate Analytics Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

Welcome to the 2017 JMM Report, summarising the Journal’s performance in this year’s metric releases from Scimago, Scopus and Google, as well as other JMM news from the past year.

JMM increased in size rapidly from 10 issues to 18 between 2010 and 2014. While it takes time for the increased amount of content published to generate citations, the volume of content published has an immediate effect on the citation calculation (i.e. it typically reduces the number). JMM is now established at 18 issues per year and we are delighted that our citation metrics have not just stabilised, but are in fact increasing as shown below.

2017 Independent MetricsGraph showing cites per document data from Scimago since 2009

SCImago Journal Rank

2017 SCImago (Cites in 2016 to Documents in previous 2/3/4 years, based on Scopus data)

JMM in Q1 for Strategy & Management, with ‘Citations per document’ increasing as shown in the graph:

2016 Cites / Doc (2 years) 2.158
2016 Cites / Doc (3 years) 2.468
2016 Cites / Doc (4 years) 2.956



Bar chart showing JMM CiteScore trend from 2012-2016Scopus data and includes all available document types. Calculated over 3 years (Cites in 2016 to Documents in 2013/2014/2015)
Trend over time increasing as shown in the chart

2016 Cites / Doc (3 years) 2.17


CiteScore Tracker allows you to monitor a journal’s current CiteScore, with updates on a monthly basis  https://journalmetrics.scopus.com/

GoogleScholar Metrics

2017 Google Scholar covers 5 years (2012-2016). “h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2012-2016 have at least h citations each. h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index”.

JMM is ranked 15th in the Google Scholar Metrics Top Publications in Marketing:

h5-index 34, h5-median 53


Message from the Editor, Mark Tadajewski

The success of the Journal is totally contingent on the Authors who submit their material for evaluation, the exceptional work of the Associate Editors, the Administrative Team at Westburn and our assiduous Reviewers. They are the scaffolding that has enabled the Journal to continue its upward trajectory and I cannot thank them enough. With their support, we can keep pushing the intellectual frontiers of our discipline, with the JMM operating at the cutting edge.

2017 JMM News

Altmetrics Top 2 (at 20 July 2017)

Puppets of necessity? Celebritisation in structured reality television
Alex Thompson, Lindsay Stringfellow, Mairi Maclean, Andrew MacLaren & Kevin O’Gorman

Experiential liminoid consumption: the case of nightclubbing
Babak Taheri, Keith Gori, Kevin O’Gorman, Gillian Hogg & Thomas Farrington

The top 2 articles blogged about their research, and created infographics to share via social media. Both of these articles were featured in the weekly list of the top five Taylor & Francis Online articles (recorded by Altmetric)

How to turn your journal article into an infographicIf you are interested in blogging, you can find out top tips here, and we have also produced a guide of How to turn your journal article into an infographic.

Acceptance Rate

For all standard (non-SI) papers submitted since 1 January 2012 which have received a final decision in the review process (to 20 June 2017);
Accept 7.3%   Desk Reject 68.5%   (Total Reject 92.7%)

Turnaround Time

In 2016, the average time from submission to first decision was 40 days, with the majority of papers receiving a decision within 30 days.

Current Calls for Papers

Husemann & Eckhardt: Consuming the Spiritual (Deadline for submissions 1 March 2018)
Belk, MacInnis & Yadav: Conceptual Papers in Marketing and Consumer Research (Deadline for submissions 1 February 2018)

Advancing the Frontiers of Research in Marketing

Bright blue rays of light coming from a distant focal point on a dark backgroundJMM encourages authors to consider other types of submissions, be these Research Notes, Commentaries, Multimedia submissions, or including supplemental material with their manuscript. If you have an idea for a specific submission, or are interested in proposing a special issue or section for JMM, please contact the JMM Editorial Office in the first instance. We also of course welcome the submission of full manuscripts. Detailed guidelines for the submission of these can be found on the Journal’s website.

Current and Forthcoming Special Issues

Smith Maguire, Watson & Lang: The Question of ‘Alternatives’ within Food & Drink Markets & Marketing
Wells & Martin: Research Frontiers in Psychology: Implications for Marketing Theory & Consumer Research
Daunt & Greer: The Dark Side of Marketing
Rokka, Hietanen & Brownlie: Screening Marketing: Videography & the Expanding Horizons of Filmic Research
Kozinets, Parmentier & Scaraboto: Evolving Netnography
Moufahim, Wells & Canniford: The Consumption, Politics & Transformation of Community
Larsen & Patterson: Consumption, Marketing, & Taboo
Miles and Nilsson: Marketing (as) Rhetoric
Special Section on Violence, Markets & Marketing

JMM Awards 2016

white text 'JMM 2016 Awards' on blue abstract backgroundBest Paper
The customer engagement ecosystem
by Ewa Maslowska, Edward C. Malthouse & Tom Collinger
Blog: The customer engagement ecosystem

Highly Commended
Brand engagement on social media: will firms’ social media efforts influence search engine advertising effectiveness?
by Shuai Yang, Shan Lin, Jeffrey R. Carlson & William T. Ross Jr.

The relationship between ownership and possession: observations from the context of digital virtual goods
by Rebecca D. Watkins, Janice Denegri-Knott & Mike Molesworth
Blog: Do we own our digital possessions?

Theorising digital personhood: a dramaturgical approach
Finola Kerrigan & Andrew Hart

JMM Reviewer Awards 2016
were presented to
Ana Isabel Canhoto, Brunel University London, UK
Franck Cochoy, University Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, France
Danae Manika, Queen Mary University of London, UK

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Several Special Issues from JMM have been published as books in the Routledge Key Issues in Marketing Management Book Series

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