Managing Editors’ Report for 2016/17

August 29, 2017

The Managing Editors’ Report for 2016/7 is available at

Some highlights include:

  • The RF remains #4 in finance journals, ranked by 2-year impact factor. Our 5-year impact factor is now 2.827, up from 2.555 in 2015
  • The number of submissions rose from 848 to 923
  • Consistent with our new policy of applying top-three standards, the acceptance rate fell from 8.61% to 6.28%, the number of R&Rs fell by nearly a half to 87, and the number of desk-rejections nearly doubled to 296
  • Our average turnaround time fell from 50 to 38 days