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.

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.

Executive Editor Paolo Fulghieri

Photo courtesy of Financial Markets Research Center at Vanderbilt. Credit: Chad Driver Productions.

Because he will soon be completing his second term as Executive Editor of The Review of Corporate Finance Studies, we reluctantly say good-bye to Paolo Fulghieri. Paolo has contributed much to the Society of Financial Studies. He served The Review of Financial Studies as Associate Editor (2001-2003) and Editor (2006-2010), after which he was recruited to be the founding Executive Editor of the Review of Corporate Finance Studies, with the first issue coming out in September 2012. Paolo brought a strong vision to the development of the journal, spending many hours in soliciting top quality papers to be submitted to the journal and in his suggestions for improving these submissions during the editorial process. Throughout this time, Paolo has kept his focus on publishing only the highest quality manuscripts. The number of papers in each issue has been kept relatively small in order to only publish the papers that make the strongest contributions to the corporate finance literature. Paolo has developed new ideas during his leadership of RCFS, including founding a new annual conference bringing together a select group of top-quality researchers to present and discuss cutting-edge papers in corporate finance. We thank Paolo for his dedication and contributions to furthering knowledge in finance.