New Paper Examines Speeds for Top Finance Journals

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.

Editor’s Choice: January

The Editor’s Choice article for January 2016 (issue 29/1) is “… and the Cross-Section of Expected Returns” by Campbell R. Harvey, Yan Liu, and Heqing Zhu. You can read the article free online here.

Special Section: Meta-Analysis of Market Anomalies

The January issue of RFS, 29(1), contains a special section on meta-analysis of market anomalies. The section features:

“… and the Cross-Section of Expected Returns” by Campbell R. Harvey, Yan Liu, and Heqing Zhu

“Dissecting Anomalies with a Five-Factor Model” by Eugene F. Fama and Kenneth R. French

“A Taxonomy of Anomalies and Their Trading Costs” by Robert Novy-Marx and Mihail Velikov

The issue is available to read online here.

Upcoming Editor Change

The RFS congratulates Professor Stefan Nagel, who has been appointed as the new Editor of the Journal of Finance. We thank Professor Nagel for his service as a co-editor of the Review and we wish him the best in his new role.

Professor Nagel will no longer be taking on new submissions beginning yesterday, December 1, 2015. He will continue to handle submissions that are currently in process. If you have any questions about the transition, please contact the editorial office.

18th Annual Texas Finance Festival

The 18th Annual Texas Finance Festival will feature a dual submission option with RFS. The RFS sponsoring editor is Itay Goldstein. The deadline for paper submission is January 15, 2016. The conference will take place April 28-30, 2016. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.

New Editor Appointment

The RFS is pleased to announce the appointment of Stijn van Nieuwerburgh as an editor of the Review, beginning January 1, 2016. Stijn is Professor of Finance, Yamaichi Faculty Fellow, and Director of the Stern Center for Real Estate Finance Research at the Stern School of Business at NYU. Please join us in welcoming Stijn to his new role.

Upcoming Editor Change

The RFS would like to thank Professor Leonid Kogan, whose term as editor of the Review is ending December 31, 2015. We wish Leonid all the best with his new endeavors.