Why reviewer lists matter.

Once again, an administrative entry into the blog.

If you have a chance, go and read the list of reviewers for the journals that you follow. An example is here, from JLS. No matter what the journal, you'll notice some names you know, and you'll be able to talk to them about the journal. What's the review process like? Do you see your fellow reviewer's comments? What helps, what does not? How does the editor work with the authors, with the reviewers?

Then you'll have a better ability to choose whether to submit there or not. Because the point of this endeavor is to debate each other's work privately and publicly through publications. Nothing else lasts. That talk you gave 4 summers ago? We all forgot it. But the paper you wrote about it? You can cite that, we can look it up, and that matters.