Academic journal article Journal of Applied Finance

Letter from the Editors

Academic journal article Journal of Applied Finance

Letter from the Editors

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Some seven years ago, we began the journey as the new editors of the Journal of Applied Finance. Early in the transition, we established new standards for the articles we hoped to publish, while linking our editorship to the traditions of the earlier journal, Financial Practice and Education. We sought to publish articles that first and foremost met the twin standards of accessibility and scientific rigor. Over our tenure as editors, we have received numerous favorable comments on the quality of JAF, especially noting the high level of relevance and the enhanced image of the journal. We greatly appreciate your comments on the progress of the journal.

To carry out the mission of JAF, and that of the Financial Management Association, we needed the help of many individuals who gave generously of their time and expertise. First, we wish to thank our team of Associate Editors, who contributed articles and ideas for improving the journal, as well as many reviews of the articles that we published. We wish to single out Doug Emery, John Finnerty, Iraj Fooladi, Lawrence Booth, and Tom Copeland for their exceptional contributions to the effort. We simply cannot thank them enough for their extraordinary work and judgment in making JAF a success.

We also are grateful to the FMA board and especially Jack Rader, the Executive Director of FMA, for their support and continuing encouragement over the years. …

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