Winners of the RAPS Awards

Best Paper 

“Rating-Based Investment Practices and Bond Market Segmentation”

Zhihua Chen, Aziz A. Lookman, Norman Schürhoff, Duane J. Seppi


Referee of the Year 

Tobias Adrian


Editor’s Choice: June

The Editor’s Choice article for June 2015 (issue 5/1) is “Price-Dividend Ratio Factor Proxies for Long-Run Risks” by Ravi Jagannathan and Srikant Marakani. You can read the article free online here.

Change to Submission Fees and Referee Payments

The fee for submitting to an SFS journal (RAPS, RCFS, or RFS) will be increasing on July 1, 2015. The new submission fee will be $240 for members and $300 for nonmembers.

Accordingly, we’ll also be increasing our referee payments. The new referee payment for an on-time report will be $200, beginning July 1.

LaTeX Style Files Now Available

We are happy to announce that our publisher has made LaTeX style files available to help authors format their papers according to RAPS style. You can reach the files on our publisher’s web site or on our web site under Accepted Papers. Please note: these files are for formatting your accepted paper. When submitting a paper, you will still need to follow the guidelines for submissions.

Please contact Jaclyn with any feedback regarding the new files.

Registration is Now Open for Cavalcade 2015

You can now register online for the 2015 SFS Finance Cavalcade, which will take place May 17-20, 2015, at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. Early registration will be $100 for members and $140 for nonmembers. Beginning April 1, the registration rate will increase to $125 for members and $165 for nonmembers. The registration fee will be waived for doctoral students and Georgia Tech faculty. To register, visit the Cavalcade 2015 web site.