Financial Management

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Edited By: Marc Lipson, University of Virginia and Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge

Impact Factor: 0.873

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 49/91 (Business Finance)

Online ISSN: 1755-053X

Reasons to Submit to FM


The Financial Management Association International, for which Financial Management is the flagship journal, is a largely international organization with a global membership, holding annual meetings in Asia, Europe, and America.

In line with the mission of the FMA, FM is especially open to submission from any author, any location, at any point in their career, without implicit or explicit bias. We try to focus on work that is more risky and innovative than work that might survive the review process at other journals; and we have a recognized interest and enthusiasm for work generated across the globe. For each paper submitted to FM, we try to provide:

> a fast decision and useful feedback. Our current median turnaround time is 22 days. For each submission, including desk rejects, we provide an explanation of our decision including suggestions on how to improve the manuscript for maximizing the chances of publication. The median turnaround time for a desk reject is 3 days.

> editors who will work with authors to make articles the best article possible. In several cases, when we believe that the article as it stands is likely to be rejected but when we believe that the idea has potential, we invite the author to revise the manuscript along lines we suggest and resubmit the paper.

> additional visibility to maximize impact via citations and readership.

As part of this process, we are initiating a series of virtual issues, each issue guest curated by an eminent scholar and expert in the field. Our first guest editor was Jay Ritter, University of Florida. Jay assembled a virtual issue summarizing some of the most influential papers published in FM in the area of initial public offerings, focusing on what we know across both US and international markets (accessible here). Our second guest editor is Massimo Massa, INSEAD. Massimo has assembled a virtual issue summarizing the most influential papers published in FM in the area of asset management.

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