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2015 News Archive

Editor’s Choice: December

The Editor’s Choice article for December 2015 (issue 5/2) is “Managerial Activeness and Mutual Fund Performance” by Hitesh Doshi, Redouane Elkamhi, and Mikhail Simutin. You can read the article free online here.


Dual Submission to Cavalcade 2016

We are pleased to announce that the upcoming SFS Finance Cavalcade conference will again offer a dual submission option with RAPS. The Cavalcade submission period opens November 9, 2015, and closes December 7, 2015. For details, visit Cavalcade 2016.


Jeffrey Pontiff in ABC News

RAPS Editor Jeffrey Pontiff was interviewed for a piece in ABC News titled, “Winners During the US Stock Market Rout.” Read the article online here.


Winners of the RAPS Awards

Best Paper 

“Rating-Based Investment Practices and Bond Market Segmentation”

Zhihua Chen, Aziz A. Lookman, Norman Schürhoff, Duane J. Seppi


Referee of the Year 

Tobias Adrian



Editor’s Choice: June

The Editor’s Choice article for June 2015 (issue 5/1) is “Price-Dividend Ratio Factor Proxies for Long-Run Risks” by Ravi Jagannathan and Srikant Marakani. You can read the article free online here.


Change to Submission Fees and Referee Payments

The fee for submitting to an SFS journal (RAPS, RCFS, or RFS) will be increasing on July 1, 2015. The new submission fee will be $240 for members and $300 for nonmembers.

Accordingly, we’ll also be increasing our referee payments. The new referee payment for an on-time report will be $200, beginning July 1.


LaTeX Style Files Now Available

We are happy to announce that our publisher has made LaTeX style files available to help authors format their papers according to RAPS style. You can reach the files on our publisher’s web site or on our web site under Accepted Papers. Please note: these files are for formatting your accepted paper. When submitting a paper, you will still need to follow the guidelines for submissions.

Please contact Jaclyn with any feedback regarding the new files.


Final Week for Early Registration

Register for the Cavalcade by March 31 to pay the early registration fee of $100 for SFS members or $140 for nonmembers. Registration fees increase on April 1! Register online at Cavalcade 2015.


Cavalcade 2015 Program Now Available

The program for Cavalcade 2015 is now available. Check it out on the Cavalcade 2015 web site!


Registration is Now Open for Cavalcade 2015

You can now register online for the 2015 SFS Finance Cavalcade, which will take place May 17-20, 2015, at the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech. Early registration will be $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 will be waived for doctoral students and Georgia Tech faculty. To register, visit the Cavalcade 2015 web site.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at the Society for Financial Studies, The Review of Asset Pricing Studies, The Review of Corporate Finance Studies, and The Review of Financial Studies.