RAPS Editor Jeffrey Pontiff was interviewed for a piece in the Boston Globe titled, “As stocks fall, what should investors do?” Read the article online here.
A new working paper titled “Do Acceptance and Publication Times Differ Across Finance Journals?” by Craig Holden examines the time that eventually-published articles take from first-round submission to final-round acceptance for the top-20 finance journals and top-tier business journals. He finds that the two fastest finance journals are the Review of Corporate Finance Studies and the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, with median acceptance times of 7.3 months and 7.8 months, respectively. For the top-three finance journals, he finds that the median acceptance time at the Journal of Financial Economics is 9.9 months, at the Review of Financial Studies is 15.3 months, and at the Journal of Finance is 19.8 months. See his paper on SSRN.
The Editor’s Choice article for December 2015 (issue 5/2) is “Managerial Activeness and Mutual Fund Performance” by , , and . You can read the article free online here.
We are pleased to announce that the upcoming SFS Finance Cavalcade conference will again offer a dual submission option with RAPS. The Cavalcade submission period opens November 9, 2015, and closes December 7, 2015. For details, visit Cavalcade 2016.
RAPS Editor Jeffrey Pontiff was interviewed for a piece in ABC News titled, “Winners During the US Stock Market Rout.” Read the article online here.
“Rating-Based Investment Practices and Bond Market Segmentation”
Zhihua Chen, Aziz A. Lookman, Norman Schürhoff, Duane J. Seppi
Referee of the Year
The Editor’s Choice article for June 2015 (issue 5/1) is “Price-Dividend Ratio Factor Proxies for Long-Run Risks” by R and Srikant Marakani. You can read the article free online here.
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.
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.
Register for the Cavalcade by March 31 to pay the early registration fee of $100 for SFS members or $140 for nonmembers. Registration fees increase on April 1! Register online at Cavalcade 2015.