Registration is Now Open for Cavalcade 2016

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.

Cavalcade Decisions Have Been Sent

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.

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.