The Journal of Corporate Finance invites proposals for special issues on the theory and practice of corporate finance. Proposal deadline: January 31, 2018. Proposals will be competitively selected by a committee that includes the three JCF editors, and in consultation with reviewers. Proposals may be accompanied by proposed reviewers.
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Interested guest editors should contact the Editor-in-Chief for a special issue proposal form which must be completed by the special issue proposal deadline. Required information on the proposal form includes the names of the proposed guest editors, their CVs and bios, the proposal title, and a rationale for the special issue topic. Special issues that repeat or are marginal extensions of recently published special issues or issues in progress will naturally be given less weight.
SPECIAL ISSUES: Special issues that are part of a conference cannot restrict submissions for authors that are unable to attend the conference. Special issues should normally appeal to potential authors world-wide. The special issue should normally comprise 4-10 papers, including a guest editorial of 10-20 pages that surveys the related literature and context of the special issue. Special issues may be cancelled if there are insufficient papers or insufficient quality papers. Special issues may be “special sections” if there are only 4-5 acceptable papers.
Final decisions on papers will be made by the regular JCF editors. Except in extraordinary cases, guest editors are not encouraged to submit their own papers to their own special issue. Following standard JCF practice with the prior editorial team, special issue editors may not be the editor or reviewer of their own paper or their colleagues’ or coauthors’ papers (such papers will be handled by the regular editors). Papers submitted to special issues must follow the regular JCF format and style guidelines, and will go through the normal JCF reviewing process.