Transition to new editorial team in 2022

On June 30, 2022, the current JF editorial team will step down after serving two consecutive three-year terms. A new editorial team lead by executive editor Antoinette Schoar will take over on July 1, 2022.  

To ensure continuity, the two editorial teams agreed to the following transition policy: 

New first-round submissions: Papers that come in until June 30, 2022 will be handled by the old editorial team. Starting on July 1, 2022, new submissions will be handled by the new editorial team.  

Resubmissions: For an 18-month transition period, the old editorial team will continue to handle resubmissions of all papers that were initially submitted (first round) before July 1, 2022. Papers that do not achieve conditional acceptance status at the latest by the end of this period on December 31, 2023 will transition to the new editorial team. 

Adjustment to the transition policy: The editors of the old and new editorial teams agreed to an updated transition rule for papers that were submitted prior to July 1, 2022. Papers that received a 2nd round (or higher) R&R by the end of December 31, 2023 will stay with their original editors. The old editorial team has graciously agreed to extend their service for these papers. Papers that were in the first R&R round before the cutoff date, will transition to the new team. The goal of this adjustment is to minimize the burden of disruptions and uncertainty in the publishing process for authors.