European Finance Association

48th Annual Meeting

Milan, Italy 25-28 August 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Paper Submission

Do I need to pay a submission fee to submit my paper?

No, authors are not asked to pay a submission fee. However, the submitting author must be a current year EFA member (2021) in order to submit a paper to the Annual Meeting.

I want to have an overview of tracks and topics I can select for my submission, where can I find a list?

You can view a list on the tracks and topics page.

Please note that you are allowed to select only ONE track and as many topics as you wish (within the track).

What should I do if I want to submit a paper to the EFA Annual Meeting?

You need to submit a paper via ConfTool  at www.conftool.com/efa2021 and you must be an EFA member for the current year (2021).

Detailed guidelines are available here.

I would like to submit to a special session, how can I do that?

You can submit the paper to any of the tracks available (list here). The papers for these special sessions are chosen from the pool of papers submitted to the conference and undergo the same reviewing process.

I made a mistake in my submission, what can I do?

Authors are entitled to change/revise/delete their submission any time before paper submission deadline (February 1,2021).

Click on “Your Submissions” -> “Edit Contribution Details”. From this page, you can change/update: author(s), organization(s), title of contribution, abstract, topics, and tick-box options. Please note that to complete the action, you need to press the “Save Data” button.

Please note that if you need to change the track of your submission, you must withdraw your paper and re-submit it.

How can I change the track of my submission?

If you need to change the track of your submission, you must withdraw your paper and re-submit it. The system does not allow you to change the track.

My submission is not displayed in my account. Why?

Your submission was not saved before closing the page. The system allows authors to submit a contribution and upload papers later. However, the submission process needs to be completed by saving the submission.

On the upload files page, authors can choose between two saving options: “Save Submission, Upload files later” and “Upload Files and Complete submission”. Please submit your paper again and if the problem persists, contact us (efa2021@unibocconi.it).

I do not want to submit my paper to be in the EFA 2021 anymore, what should I do?

Login to your account and click on “Your Submissions” -> “Withdraw Contribution” -> “Yes, withdraw contribution”. You will shortly receive a confirmation email about your withdrawal.

Please note that the EFA membership is non-refundable and non- transferable.

I have not received the submission confirmation email, why?

There are various reasons why you have not received the confirmation email. Before taking any action, please check:

  1. That your email is spelled correctly. To do so, click on your name on the top-right side of the screen and click on “Edit User Account Details”,
  2. Check your email spam folder,
  3. Re-send another confirmation email by clicking on “Your Submissions” -> “Edit Contribution Details” and save your submission again.

If, you have not received the confirmation email again, please get in contact with your email provider at your institution immediately. ConfTool emails may be blocked before reaching your inbox.

I have registered a submission but not uploaded any file yet, how do I add the file to the submission?

In order to upload the files to your submission, you have to log into ConfTool (www.conftool.com/efa2021). On the overview page, click “Your Submission”, and then click “Upload Contribution” among the options on the right-hand side. There you will be able to upload the anonymous and complete version of your paper.

What implies the Review of Finance (RF) solicitation?

The RF will receive information about the best 30 papers submitted to the conference. The editor might contact the author(s) in order to invite them to submit their paper to the RF. It is the choice of the author(s) to decide for or against the invitation. Please note that this is NOT a dual submission.

EFA membership

Where can I become member of the association?

You can become member at www.conftool.com/efa2021. If you wish to submit a paper to the conference and/or join the conference, you can use the same account.

I am on the Oxford University Press website, why can't I become a member?

The EFA is migrating the membership database on a new system. This year you can become member at www.conftool.com/efa2021.

What do you mean by "submitting author"?

The “submitting author” is the person who submits the paper via our conference registration system. He/she is the one who needs to become an EFA member for the current year by the submission deadline.

I submitted the paper and my co-author is already a 2021 EFA member. Do I have to become member as well?

Yes, you must become member as well. The submitting author must be an EFA member for the current year. Co-author(s) membership does NOT count.

I submitted the paper and I am an EFA member. My co-author(s) is not an EFA member. Does he need to become a member as well?

No, the co-author(s) is not required to become an EFA member. Only the submitting author is required to be a member.

He/She would be required to become a member only if he/she submits a paper himself/herself as the submitting author.

I am a PhD student, do I need to become a 2021 EFA member in order to submit my paper?

Yes, all authors that wish to submit to the EFA 2021 must be EFA members for the year 2021.

I was a member, how can I renew my membership?

If you have already been a member in previous years, you can renew your membership via the submission system.

I decided to withdraw my paper, can I get a refund for my membership?

EFA memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that if you wish to attend the conference in August, you will be asked to become an EFA member.

I cannot pay membership via PayPal, what can I do?

You can pay via bank transfer to the European Finance Association bank account – details below.

Please mention your name and EFA2021 on the transaction. Please inform us via email by attaching the proof of payment at info@european-finance.org (in CC with efa2021@unibocconi.it). We will check the bank account and manually update the conference submission system so you can submit a paper. If you do not inform us, we will not be able to update the conference submission system.

We suggest not to wait submission deadline to pay via bank transfer.

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User registration in ConfTool

I have a username and password from a previous EFA meeting(s), but they are not working, why?

Each EFA Annual Meeting has a separate database. Therefore, you must create a new account on our event management platform ConfTool. You can of course use the same username/password used for your previous login data.

Which email can I use to submit my paper on ConfTool?

Please register in to the system using your institutional email. You can also indicate a secondary email.

I do not remember my username and/or password, what should I do?

No worries! You can always retrieve your login information by clicking on the links “Forgotten your username?” and/or “Forgotten your password?” on the ConfTool login page, click here.

How do I change my profile information (institution name, address, emails, etc.)?

Users can always edit their personal information. After login, click on “Edit User Account Details” on the menu page or click on your name on the top-right side of the screen and click on “Edit User Account Details”.

If you need to change your email address, please send us an email (efa2021@unibocconi.it).

Why do I need to validate my email address?

Users who validate their email(s) will be given the rights to read and access the submissions where they are listed as co-authors. This happens only if the user email and email indicated in the submission form are the same! To validate your address, click on “Show User Account Details” from your ConfTool homepage.

Submission to doctoral events (Doctoral Tutorial and Doctoral Workshop)

How can I submit/apply to the doctoral events?

The submission for the Doctoral Tutorial and Doctoral Workshop will open on February 15, 2021 and close on March 15, 2021. On the doctoral events page, you can find the links to display more information.

Can I submit to both the EFA 2021 and Doctoral Tutorial? Can I submit/apply to both the EFA 2021 and Doctoral Workshop?

Yes, you can. You must apply on both systems (EFA 2021 and doctoral events).

Where can I find detailed information?

The EFA central website displays detailed information about the doctoral events and submission information. Website: www.european-finance.org.

Registration

Registration will open in May 2021.

More information will be posted in due time.