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Can someone help me understand how mathematical discoveries are evaluated? If a new finding is made, how do you know if it's significant or not? What differentiates the content of the prestigious journals from others?

I can understand that solving problems that have been unsolved for longer periods of time perhaps merit more respect. But what other criteria exist? Also, do mathematicians generally agree on what is impressive and what isn't?

Thanks!

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# How do you evaluate mathematical discoveries?

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