Introducing Isil Erel

We welcome Isil Erel as an Editor of RCFS. Isil is the David A. Rismiller Chair in Finance and the academic director of the Risk Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Please join us in welcoming Isil to the team.

Editor Efraim Benmelech

We extend our sincere thanks to Efraim Benmelech, who has retired as an Editor of RCFS. Effi has been with RCFS since the beginning and was an Editor for our inaugural issue. We thank him for his service to the journal.

Forthcoming Paper

“How should a Firm Go Public? A Dynamic Model of the Choice Between Fixed-Price Offerings and Auctions in IPOs and Privatizations” by Thomas J. Chemmanur and Mark H. Liu

Rising Scholar Award

RCFS is pleased to announce the addition of the Rising Scholar Award. Authors are eligible for the prize if no author on the submitted paper received either their current academic appointment or most recent Ph.D. more than 6 years prior to when the paper was submitted to RCFS. For more information, visit Rising Scholar.

Submission Fees for Dual Submission Papers

Please be advised of our new policy regarding dual submission papers. If your dual submission paper is invited to continue the submission process with the journal, the submission fee will be waived for the first round of submission to the journal. If there are subsequent rounds of submission, the standard submission fee will be required. This differs from our prior policy in which the fees were waived for dual submission papers for subsequent rounds of submission. This change is to help cover the cost of referee fees. If you have any questions about whether you need to pay a fee, please contact Managing Editor Jaclyn Einstein before completing your submission.

15th Annual Meeting of the Financial Research Association

The 15th Annual Meeting of the Financial Research Association will feature a dual submission option with RAPS and RCFS. The deadline for paper submissions is August 31, 2018. The conference will take place December 8 and 9, 2018, at the Bellagio Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Call for Papers may be viewed here.

Introducing the New RCFS Editor Andrew Ellul

We are very pleased to announce that Andrew Ellul has agreed to serve as the next Executive Editor of RCFS. His term will begin July 1, 2018. Previously Andrew was Associate Editor and Editor of the Review of Finance. Andrew is Professor of Finance and Fred T. Greene Chair in Finance at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. A more complete bio and his publications can be found at https://kelley.iu.edu/anellul/.