The Society for Financial Studies is pleased to announce two new journals: The Review of Asset Pricing Studies (RAPS) and The Review of Corporate Finance Studies (RCFS). RAPS and RCFS join The Review of Financial Studies to form a suite of three independent A-level journals that are now available to scholars in finance and related disciplines as outlets for their research.

SFS News

August 28, 2014: RFS Begins Executive Editor Blog

RFS Executive Editor Andrew Karolyi has begun a new series of editorials about forthcoming or recent RFS papers. His first editorial, “Finance’s Other Bosses?”, examines “The Labor Market for Bankers and Regulators” by Vincent Glode and Philip Bond. To view the post, visit the RFS Executive Editor Blog here.

August 5, 2014: Citation Impact Factors for RAPS and RCFS

Our publisher, Oxford University Press, has computed the 2013 Citation Impact Factors for RAPS and RCFS. Had the new journals been indexed by ISI in 2013, RAPS would have an Impact Factor of 2.417 and RCFS would have an Impact Factor of 1.000.

July 9, 2014: Now Accepting Bids for the 2016 Cavalcade

Bids are currently being accepted for the 2016 Cavalcade. The bid deadline is October 1, 2014. For more, visit 2016 Cavalcade.

July 8, 2014: RFS Top-Ranked Journals by Google Scholar

Google released its 2014 Scholar Metrics, which provide citation information based on the h5-index. RFS received the top ranking with an h5-index of 116, which means that out of all articles published from 2009-2013, there were 116 RFS articles that obtained at least 116 Google Scholar citations. You can view the complete list at Google Scholar Finance.

July 3, 2014: Photos from the 2014 Cavalcade

We’ve posted photos from the 2014 Cavalcade, including the awards, receptions, and keynote speeches. Click here to see the images.

June 30, 2014: Thank You to David Hirshleifer

The SFS wishes to thank David Hirshleifer for his service as RFS Executive Editor. David has been the Executive Editor since 2011, and the RFS has benefited from his leadership during his 3-year term.

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 RFS, RAPS, 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.

May 30, 2014: Cavalcade Award Winners

The following awards were announced at the 2014 Cavalcade:

The Arthur Warga Best Paper Award in Fixed Income
“Monetary Policy Drivers of Bond and Equity Risks” by John Y.  Campbell, Carolin Pflueger, and Luis M. Viceira
Prize: $1200

We were honored to have the Warga family present the award to the winners.

The SFS Finance Cavalcade Award for the Best Paper in Corporate Finance
“The Asset Redeployability Channel: How Uncertainty Affects Corporate Investment” by Hyunseob Kim and Howard Pan Kung
Prize: $1000

The SFS Finance Cavalcade Award for the Best Paper in Asset Pricing
“How Binding are Limits to Arbitrage?” by Alexander Ljungqvist and Wenlan Qian
Prize: $1000

Congratulations to all the winners! For the journal awards, please visit RFS, RAPS, and RCFS.

May 29, 2014: Upcoming Changes

The SFS announces upcoming Officer and Council changes:

-Matthew Spiegel will be the new President
-Laura Starks will be the new Vice President
-Josef Zechner will join the Council.

We extend our sincere thanks to Richard Green for his service as President.

We’re also pleased to confirm that Craig Holden will continue as SFS Treasurer for a second term, Amy Dittmar and Alex Butler have been reappointed for another term on the Council, and Wayne Ferson has been appointed to another term as RAPS Executive Editor.

All changes are effective as of July 1, 2014.

May 22, 2014: Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 SFS Finance Cavalcade! The SFS is grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of the event, and to the faculty and staff of Georgetown University for their fantastic job of hosting the event. We will be posting videos and photos soon.

SFS Conferences

RFS RCFS RAPS

2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade
Bid deadline October 1, 2014

2014 5th Miami Behavioral Finance Conference
Deadline for paper submission: August 31, 2014

2014 Wharton Conference on Liquidity and Financial Crises
October 10-11, 2014

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

2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade
Bid deadline October 1, 2014

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

2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade
Bid deadline October 1, 2014

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