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2020/21 Best Paper and Best Referee Awards

The Review of Finance congratulates the following award winners:

Pagano/Zechner Prize for best non-investments paper

The IQAM Prize (known as the Spängler-IQAM Prize prior to 2021) for the best investments paper

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Managing Editor’s Report for 2020/1

The Managing Editor’s Report for 2020/1 is available here. Some highlights include:

  • The 2-year impact factor rose to 3.894. This is 35% higher than 2019-20 (2.885) and 104% higher than 2018-9 (1.906)
    • Excluding self-citations, the impact factor is little changed at 3.840
    • Part of the increase is because Clarivate now includes Early Access articles.
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Call for Papers for Review of Finance Special Issue on Sustainable Finance

Sustainable finance is an increasingly important topic. Within companies, sustainability is no longer an ancillary issue confined to CSR departments, but a CEO-level issue fundamental to the core business. Within the investment industry, sustainability used to be the exclusive domain of “socially responsible investors” who had social as well as financial objectives, but is now mainstream, including among investors with purely financial goals.… Read more...

Next RF Managing Editor

Alex Edmans’ second term as RF Managing Editor ends in December 2022; several years ago the Editors voted to introduce a two-term limit on all editors to ensure that the RF has fresh ideas. We wanted to start the succession planning early to ensure a smooth transition and that the successor is on-board with any new policies or appointments to the editorial board in Alex’s final 18 months.… Read more...

Privacy Policy Update

We have made some changes to our Privacy Policy. These changes further clarify your rights with regards to the personal data we hold, and explain more fully our lawful basis for processing personal data. This update does not signify any change in the way we store or process personal data.… Read more...

Accelerated Review Process

Harvey and Hirshleifer (2020) highlight how current norms are for journals to often follow the “Union Heuristic” – require authors to follow all referee suggestions and all referees to sign off for a paper to be published. They argue that this heuristic may lead to (a) innovative research not being published; (b) excessive paper length; (c) wasted author effort on analyses that add little value; and (d) burdens on referees, as papers are rejected at late rounds and then have to start the process again with new referees.… Read more...

New RF Associate Editors From 2021

The Review of Finance is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Melzer, Jacopo Ponticelli, and Rick Townsend as Associate Editors, to start a three-year term commencing in January 2021. We thank Peter Koudijs, Jacob Sagi, and Lucy White, whose terms come to an end in December, for their service.… Read more...

Privacy Notice & Cookie Policy

The RF is introducing a Privacy Policy, which will apply from 2 November 2020. This is in order to provide you with more information about how we use any personal information we may hold on you, and also to ensure our continued compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).… Read more...

New RF Editors from 2021

The Review of Finance is delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Paravisini and Chris Parsons as Editors, to start a three-year term commencing in January 2021. We thank Amiyatosh Purnanandam and Kelly Shue, whose terms come to an end in December, for their outstanding service to the RF, both in handling individual papers and contributing to overall journal strategy.… Read more...