Society for Financial Studies


May 29, 2015: Associate Editor Changes

RCFS welcomes the following new Associate Editors to the editorial team:

Philip Bond
Alex Edmans
Radhakrishnan Gopalan
Gregor Matvos

We thank retiring Associate Editors Erwan Morellec and Gordon Phillips for their service.

All changes are effective July 1, 2015.

May 28, 2015: Winners of the RCFS Awards

The winners of the RCFS Awards were announced at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, May 19, at the SFS Finance Cavalcade Conference. We are pleased to now share the winners:

Best Paper Award
“Is the Stock Market Just a Side Show? Evidence from a Structural Reform” by Murillo Campello, Rafael P. Ribas, and Albert Y. Wang
Prize: $10,000

Referee of the Year
Roman Inderst
Prize: $1000

Congratulations to all our award winners!

For past award history, please visit our Awards page.

May 25, 2015: Changes to the Editorial Team

RCFS announces the retirement of Editor Christopher Hennessy. Christopher was one of the founding Editors of RCFS, and we are very grateful for his invaluable contributions to establishing the Review. We thank him very much for his service.

At the same time we are very proud to announce that Uday Rajan of the University of Michigan will be the incoming Editor. We look forward to having him on our team.

May 11, 2015: 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 RCFS 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.

April 30, 2015: RCFS Awards to be Announced May 19th

We’ll be announcing the winners of this year’s RCFS Best Paper Award and RCFS Referee of the Year Award at the Awards Reception held on May 19th at Cavalcade 2015. The Best Paper Award has a prize of $10,000 and the Referee of the Year has a $1000 prize! To see winners from previous years, visit RCFS Awards.

March 24, 2015: 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.

March 18, 2015: Latest Forthcoming Paper

Do Consumers Choose the Right Credit Contracts?” by Sumit Agarwal, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Chunlin Liu, and Nicholas S Souleles

March 6, 2015: Cavalcade 2015 Program Now Available

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

March 5, 2015: New RCFS Issue: March 2015

The new issue of RCFS 4(1) March 2015 has mailed. If you have a subscription, you can also view the issue online here. If you don’t have a subscription, you can still view the Editor’s Choice article for free online!

March 4, 2015: Latest Forthcoming Papers

The Financial Crisis of 2007-09: Why Did It Happen and What Did We Learn?” by Anjan Thakor


Securitization and Banks’ Capital Structures” by Andrés Almazan, Alfredo Martin-Oliver, Jesús Saurina

  • Journal Stats

    (January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014)

    Turnaround (Mean): 43 days
    Turnaround (Median): 33 days
    Acceptance Rate: 9.4%

  • Citation Impact Factor: 1.000
    Note: This figure was computed by Oxford University Press based on what the impact factor would be if the journal had been indexed by ISI in 2013.
  • Conference Announcements

    2017 SFS Finance Cavalcade
    Bids Accepted July 1-October 1, 2015

    2016 SFS Finance Cavalcade
    May 15-18, 2016

  • Color Pages

    The RCFS publishes pages in color! You can include figures for free in the online publication on Oxford University's web page. If you want some or all of the figures to appear in color in the printed version as well, there is a service fee of $300 per figure to cover the journal's costs.

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Forthcoming in the RCFS

Do Consumers Choose the Right Credit Contracts?

by Sumit Agarwal, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Chunlin Liu, and Nicholas S Souleles

The Financial Crisis of 2007-09: Why Did It Happen and What Did We Learn?

by Anjan Thakor

Securitization and Banks’ Capital Structures

by Andrés Almazan, Alfredo Martin-Oliver, Jesús Saurina