Submit a Paper
You may submit a new submission or resubmission here.
Your submission must be formatted according to the guidelines. NOTE: Your paper will be returned to you for correction if the abstract is longer than 100 words and/or the manuscript is not double-spaced.
We recommend that you read our review 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.
SFS Member Fee: $240
Nonmember Fee: $300
[Paying the nonmember fee gives the submitting author a one-year
Conditionally Accepted: The fee is waived.
Invited Dual Submission: The first round fee is waived; subsequent rounds require the submission fee.
Fast Track: $1000
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.
Please read the rules
to determine if you are eligible for consideration.
Do not submit a paper as new that nontrivially incorporates material from a paper of yours that was rejected by RCFS, accepted by RCFS, or is at any stage of review at RCFS, 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!
RCFS, RAPS, 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.
The Fast Track submission option guarantees a two-week turnaround or your money back. The fee is $1000. If you choose Fast Track, email the Managing Editor
so we can get the editorial process moving right away!
Beginning June 1, 2020, RCFS is offering a prior review process. Before submitting, please read the Prior Review Policy
. In Editorial Express, select "prior review submission" as your category of submission in Step 2. Upload editor letters and referee reports in Step 5 alongside a clear description of each item.
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 Corporate Finance 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.