Update on Submission Timeline and Editorial Team for the Journal of Finance: Insights and Perspectives

As we work to finalize key details for the forthcoming AFA journal, the Journal of Finance: Insights and Perspectives, we have decided to postpone the date for accepting submissions. We will announce a new start date for submissions shortly. We are also delighted to announce that Arvind Krishnamurthy (Stanford GSB) will be joining the editorial team alongside Johannes Stroebel, Paola Sapienza, and Ralph Koijen as a co-editor. Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@afajof.org.

The AFA is excited to announce a new association journal, the Journal of Finance: Insights and Perspectives. The Journal of Finance: Insights and Perspectives’ objective is to publish leading research across all the major fields of financial research that are of the same quality and importance as those in the Journal of Finance. The journal publishes four issues per year containing articles on a broad range of topics. The second issue in June every year is dedicated to Perspectives, while the other issues contain Insights articles.

Insights articles are shorter original research papers where their key insight can be conveyed succinctly. Perspectives articles synthesize lessons learned from active lines of research and outline future research directions that are ripe for inquiry. Perspectives articles are either stand-alone articles or part of a collection of a symposium containing several articles on a common topic. Symposia will offer complementary perspectives on a common topic from a diverse set of authors.

The journal will limit the length of published papers. Manuscripts without exhibits may not exceed 7,000 words. Each exhibit reduces the maximum allowance by 200 words (e.g., a manuscript with 5 exhibits has a maximum of 6,000 words). The maximum number of exhibits (figures or tables) is five. These guidelines apply to both Insights and Perspectives articles.

The first editorial response after submission will be either a reject decision or a “conditional acceptance” that limits expositional changes. The objective of this quick turnaround is to reduce the ex ante uncertainty about potential publication and to limit the number of revisions.

The editorial team will invite an Advisory Board to provide comments, feedback, and suggestions on the direction of the new journal. Also, there will be a Board of Editors with Associate Editors who will assist in the editorial process.