I’m curious: how do you decide where to submit your papers?
I’m perfectly willing to admit, my algorithm is roughly as follows:
- Try to get my coauthors to decide instead of me.
- Failing that, try to figure out a mathematician who is likely to edit some journals, and who would like the paper and know who should referee it.
- Find out what journals they edit (harder than it should be, though Google is OK for this purpose).
- If I’m happy with one of those journals, submit there. Otherwise, back to step 1. or 2.
I’ve never heard a more sensible algorithm than this one, though I hope such a thing does exist.