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You may submit a new submission or resubmission here.

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT: Your submission must be formatted according to the guidelines. Your submission will be returned to you if the abstract is longer than 100 words and/or if the manuscript is not double-spaced according to the guidelines.

We recommend that you read our review and refund policies before submitting. 

Once your paper has been successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail, your submission did not enter the system properly. First, use the URL you received from Editorial Express to return to the submission and click the final “submit” button. If that does not solve the problem, please contact the editorial office.

Submission Fees

High-Income Economies
SFS Member: $240
Nonmember: $300
[Paying the nonmember fee gives the submitting author a one-year SFS membership.]

Middle-Income Economies
To qualify, ALL COAUTHORS MUST RESIDE in middle-income or low-income economies per our list.
SFS Member: $100
Nonmember: $160
[Paying the nonmember fee gives the submitting author a one-year SFS membership.]

Low-Income Economies
To qualify, ALL COAUTHORS MUST RESIDE in low-income economies per our list.
The submission fee waived.

Conditionally Accepted: The fee is waived.

Invited Dual Submission: The first round fee is waived; subsequent rounds require the submission fee.

Payment Not Required: There are rare cases in which a waiver has been granted. You must upload a cover letter indicating which editor approved the waiver. DO NOT select the waiver unless you have been authorized, in writing, to do so. If you have a question, contact the editorial office BEFORE submitting. Failure to follow this policy may result in your submission being removed.


Resubmissions, including conditionally accepted resubmissions, should be submitted here. Please do not email your resubmission to your editor. Resubmissions require the submission fee. The fee for conditionally accepted papers is waived.

Please include separate letters to the editor and to each referee. The letters to the referees must be anonymous.

Rising Scholar Award

Please read the rules to determine if you are eligible for consideration.

New Submissions That Incorporate Material From a Previously Rejected Article

Do not submit a paper as new that nontrivially incorporates material from a paper of yours that was rejected by RAPS, accepted by RAPS, or is at any stage of review at RAPS, without first obtaining permission to do so from one of the journal’s editors. We systematically check new submissions against older ones to enforce this policy. Failure to obtain permission prior to doing so may result in sanctions for you and your co-authors. If in doubt, ask!

Policy on Articles Derived From Published Papers

Sometimes a more practitioner-oriented journal or book volume publisher will approach authors, wishing to publish a derivative or spinoff article based on a paper published in RAPS. We encourage this, with the view that such spinoffs recognize and may enhance the impact of the original paper. However, we have three necessary conditions.

  1. The spinoff or derivative article cannot be published prior to the date when the original article is published in RAPS.
  2. The spinoff or derivative article must be substantially different from the original paper published in RAPS.
  3. The spinoff or derivative article must fully acknowledge and include citation to the original paper published in RAPS.
SFS Journals Policy

RAPS, RCFS, and RFS are independent journals. Submissions to any one journal are considered without regard to previous decisions at other SFS journals, and information about past decisions on papers is not shared across the journals without author permission.

Disclosure Policy

Please see our disclosure policy. The submission system will ask you to confirm that you read and understand the policy before you can finalize your submission. You will be able to upload your disclosures in Step 4.

IMPORTANT: Manuscripts are evaluated by the Review of Asset Pricing Studies on the understanding that they have been submitted solely to it and that they have not been previously published either in whole or in part. This includes prior publication, in whole or in part, in practitioner-oriented outlets. If you need clarification of this policy, please contact the executive editor.