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Finance and Accounting MeMOS

finance and accounting research brought to life

FAMe tries to avoid making editorial selections based on content. If a finance article has recently been published in a top finance journal, it is eligible. Although FAMe reserves the right to reject MeMOs that it deems not clear enough, or that are too difficult to coax into our styles, motivated authors should be able to follow our (style) instructions and have their MeMOs published.

All articles published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Critical Finance Review are automatically eligible, as are finance articles from the top-5 economics journals. We will also accept many articles published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Intermediation. In case of doubt, ask.
All articles published in the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics are automatically eligible. We will also accept many articles from Contemporary Accounting Research.

If possible, theories should be exposited with the simplest numerical examples, rather than with equations. We do not expect our readership to wade through algebra and/or proofs.

To submit a FAMe version of your article recently published or forthcoming in pre-finance journal, please send your proposed short MeMO to: For papers from accounting journals, please use, instead. To get preapproval, please contact the editor.

We believe that the general audience for a FAMe finance MeMO is about 10 times greater than the number of readers of the original research article. (The latter are often read only by researchers in the area.) We believe that a MeMO also increases readership and citations to the original article. It is a win-win for the profession.

Style Instructions

When you prepare your MeMO, please use these FAMe style guidelines. Read our most recent to issue—we are still evolving, too.

Our style instructions for authors are available in pdf, html and latex format. Note that these instructions are still evolving, because FAMe is still a young publication.