The Review of Financial Studies

About the journal

The Review of Financial Studies is a major forum for the promotion and wide dissemination of significant new research in financial economics. As reflected by its broadly based editorial board, the Review balances theoretical and empirical contributions. The primary criteria for publishing a paper are its quality and importance to the field of finance, without undue regard to its technical difficulty. Finance is interpreted broadly to include the interface between finance and economics. The Review is sponsored by The Society for Financial Studies. The editors of the Review and officers of the Society are elected for limited terms.


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Executive Editor

Itay Goldstein

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Information for authors

For further information about The Review of Financial Studies  and the Society for Financial Studies, please visit the SFS site.

Publication ethics and submission information

Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors' own work without proper citation, and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable practices. Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE guidelines.

Abstracting and indexing services

The Review of Financial Studies is covered by the following abstracting/indexing services:

  • Current Contents® /Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • EconLit
  • Finance Literature Database
  • IBSS
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • Journal Citation Reports /Social Sciences Edition
  • Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
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  • PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000
  • PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest 5000 International
  • PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Central
  • PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Discovery
  • PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest International Academic Research Library
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  • PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Pharma Collection
  • PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Research Library
  • RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
  • Scopus
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index®
  • Social Scisearch®

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