Is this an initial submission? If so, it is VITAL to read the Guidelines for Initial Submissions. To do so, please click on the preceding link (or on "SUBMISSIONS" in the navigation bar and then "Initial Submissions" in the menu). Prior to starting the submission process you might also want to look over the sample PDF files. We strongly suggest that you also read the Review Policy before submitting.
If you have any problems with the system, please do not hesitate to contact the editorial office. For information on submission fees, please see Submission Fees and Manuscript Transmittal.
Are you eligible for the RFS Young Researcher Prize? To find out, please read the rules here. If you are eligible, select Young Researcher Prize as your Category of Submission in Step 2.
When submitting your paper, please suggest a possible editor for your submission in the provided space in the system. We take author suggestions into account, but we are not always be able to accommodate them. Assignments of submissions to editors depend on several additional factors, including editorial workloads, expertise, and conflicts of interest.
If you are submitting a resubmission and your previous editor is not in the drop down list, you may select the Executive Editor, and the resubmission will be assigned to the original editor if possible, or reassigned if necessary. For technical reasons, the list of possible editors includes David Denis, Itay Goldstein, and Leonid Kogan, although their terms do not begin until July 1, 2013. You should not select these three editors until July 1, 2013.
The RFS, RAPS, and RCFS are three independent journals. Submissions to any one journal are considered without regard to previous decisions at other SFS journals, and information about past decisions on papers are not shared across the journals without author permission.
IMPORTANT: Manuscripts are evaluated by The Review of Financial Studies on the understanding that they have been submitted solely to it and that they have not been previously published or previously accepted for publication either in whole or in part. This includes publication, in whole or in part, in practitioner-oriented outlets. If you need clarification of this policy, please contact the Executive Editor.
In general, the RFS does not consider papers that were previously published in conference proceedings, unless the proceedings publication is of abstracts or drastically condensed summaries. There is no conflict between submitting to RFS and to a conference, unless submitting to the conference is simultaneously a submission for publication. There is also no conflict with publishing an abstract of one page or less, e.g., in conference proceedings. In the event that your prior publication is longer, it is crucial to alert us and inquire before submitting your paper to the RFS.
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