Society for Financial Studies


September 17, 2014: Bid Deadline for 2016 Cavalcade Approaching

The bid deadline for the 2016 Cavalcade is approaching. For details on how to bid, please visit 2016 Cavalcade. Bids should be received by October 1, 2014.

September 15, 2014: Do You Want to Receive the SFS Newsletter?

Are you interested in receiving the Society for Financial Studies newsletter, with news about The Review of Financial Studies, The Review of Asset Pricing Studies,  The Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and the SFS Finance Cavalcade conference? If so, find out how to become a member of the SFS at Membership.

September 8, 2014: Keep in Touch with RAPS on Twitter

Our publisher tweets news from RAPS and the Society for Financial Studies. To see more, follow @OxfordJournals and @OUPEconomics on Twitter.

September 4, 2014: Cavalcade Bid Deadline for Approaching

The bid deadline for the 2016 Cavalcade is October 1, 2014. For details on how to bid, please visit 2016 Cavalcade.

August 5, 2014: Citation Impact Factor for RAPS

Our publisher, Oxford University Press, has computed the 2013 Citation Impact Factor for RAPS. Had the new journal been indexed by ISI in 2013, RAPS would have an Impact Factor of 2.417.

June 3, 2014: Converting the Archive to HTML with MathJax

The SFS Council voted to pay Oxford University Press to convert the entire archive of RFSRAPS, and RCFS articles into state-of-the-art full text HTML files including equations rendered using the Java-based “MathJax” web standard. The new file format will allow equations (and the rest of the article) to scale from 4-inch screens to 30-inch screens, which will facilitate their use on smartphones, tablets, etc.

April 21, 2014: Sign Up for RAPS Alerts

Did you know you can sign up to receive email notifications every time an issue of RAPS publishes online or a RAPS article publishes on Advance Access? It’s easy! Create a free account at our publisher’s web site and select the items you’d like to be notified about.

April 8, 2014: Last Days to Book Your Cavalcade Hotel!

There are only a few days left to book your hotel room within the SFS room blocks for the Finance Cavalcade. If you have not booked your room, please make sure you book before the blocks run out. Hotel information is available here.

March 25, 2014: Final Week for Early Registration!

Register for the Cavalcade by April 1 to pay the early registration fee of $100 for SFS members or $140 for nonmembers. Registration fees increase on April 2! Register here.

March 14, 2014: Cavalcade Program Now Available

Have you checked out this year’s Cavalcade program? Visit the 2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade web site to view the papers that will be presented in May! If you haven’t registered for the Cavalcade, you can also register and book your hotel on the Cavalcade site. Register by April 1 to pay the early registration fee.

  • For Papers Currently Under Review
  • Turnaround:
    Mean: 29.11 days
    Median: 14 days
    Acceptance Rate:
    (since 9/19/13): 8.82%
  • Citation Impact Factor: 2.417
    Note: This figure was computed by Oxford University Press based on what the impact factor would be if the journal had been indexed by ISI in 2013.
  • Conference Announcements

    2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade
    Bid deadline October 1, 2014

    2015 SFS Finance Cavalcade
    Paper submission period: November 10-December 8, 2014

  • Color Pages

    The RAPS publishes pages in color! You can include figures for free in the online publication on Oxford University's web page. If you want some or all of the figures to appear in color in the printed version as well, there is a service fee of $300 per figure to cover the journal's costs.

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Forthcoming in the RAPS

Detecting Superior Mutual Fund Managers: Evidence from Copycats

Blake Phillips, University of Waterloo, Kuntara Pukthuanthong, University of Missouri and Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge  

Hybrid Tail Risk and Expected Stock Returns: When Does the Tail Wag the Dog?

Robert Whitelaw, NYU Stern School of Business , Turan G Bali, Georgetown University and Nusret Cakici, Fordham University      

Rating-Based Investment Practices and Bond Market Segmentation

Zhihua Chen, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Aziz Lookman, Chartis Insurance Norman Schurhoff, University of Lausanne and Duane J. Seppi, Carnegie Mellon University        

Incomplete Continuous-time Securities Markets with Stochastic Income Volatility

Kasper Larsen, Carnegie Mellon University and Peter Ove Christensen, Aarhus University