Have you registered for Cavalcade 2016? Everyone–including presenting authors, co-authors, discussants, session chairs, doctoral students, and University of Toronto faculty–must register at the Cavalcade 2016 web site. Please register early–registration price increases April 1.
Please note that the mailing address of the Society for Financial Studies has changed. The new address is posted online at Contact Us.
Have you booked your hotel room for Cavalcade 2016? Information about accommodations is on the Cavalcade 2016 web site. Be sure to book soon–the InterContinental room block ends March 15 and the Hyatt room block ends April 15 (while availability remains).
You can now register online for the 2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade, which will take place May 15-18, 2016, at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Early registration is $100 for members and $140 for nonmembers. Beginning April 1, the registration rate will increase to $125 for members and $165 for nonmembers. The registration fee is waived for doctoral students and University of Toronto faculty.
To register, visit the Cavalcade 2016 web site.
The decision letters for Cavalcade 2016 have been sent. We received 977 submissions, which was a 12.8% increase over the number of submissions last year. The acceptance rate was 12.3%.
If you selected Dual Submission, you will receive a separate decision email from RAPS or RCFS within the next few weeks.
We are preparing the decision emails for Cavalcade 2016. We will post on the web site when the emails have been sent.
If you are a member of the Cavalcade 2016 Program Committee, please be reminded that the due date for your reports is approaching. The due date for all reports is January 18, 2016.
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.