Open problems and suggestions of great mathematical journals

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Here, I seek for suggestions of mathematics journals to publish discoveries about top open problems in mathematics.
Hi!

Suppose that someone had solved an old but open problem in the great area of mathematics and physics, for instance, dynamical systtems, algebraic geometry and differential equations. Based on your broad experience, what are the best scientific journals to submit such a discovery?

In addition to the previous question, does the impact factor of periodic journals matter nowadays, or is it something neglectable?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Suppose that someone had solved an old but open problem in the great area of mathematics and physics, for instance, dynamical systtems, algebraic geometry and differential equations. Based on your broad experience, what are the best scientific journals to submit such a discovery?
I'd say let's wait for someone to actually do it, then he can worry about where to publish his work.
 
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I'd say let's wait for someone to actually do it, then he can worry about where to publish his work.
martinbn, Thanks for commeting! However, my question is exactly about this. Suppose that someone had undoubtedly solved an open problem in the field of algebraic geometry and mathematics. Based on your broad experience, what are the top mathematical journals to be considered first? Take, for instance, Fermat's last theorem. If I am not mistaken, A. Wiles has selected the well-known Inventiones Mathematicae.
I'd say let's wait for someone to actually do it, then he can worry about where to publish his work.
 
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Why do you ask? Are you in that situation? Are you writing a novel where that happens? Are you ...
 
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I think the point is someone who has solved such a problem already knows what journal to publish it in. If you don't know which journal to pick, you probably didn't solve the problem.
 
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martinbn, Thanks for commeting! However, my question is exactly about this. Suppose that someone had undoubtedly solved an open problem in the field of algebraic geometry and mathematics. Based on your broad experience, what are the top mathematical journals to be considered first?
I think the point is someone who has solved such a problem already knows what journal to publish it in. If you don't know which journal to pick, you probably didn't solve the problem.
So @V9999 you are asking for a friend, got it. What math journals in the area of your friend's work does he/she read regularly?
 
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In addition to the previous question, does the impact factor of periodic journals matter nowadays, or is it something neglectable?
If you have a valid proof of a top open problem in mathematics, it doesn't really matter what journal you publish it in. It will be looked at.

But if you really want a list of journals, try some of these: https://www.scijournal.org/articles/top-mathematics-journals
 
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Nothing wrong about uploading a preprint to arxiv for starters.

In my experience, having the mindset of "oooh I've made a great discovery here.." is a slippery one. Write your preprint and choose a journal depending on the area of the problem. Provided you steer clear of the predatory "journals", you'll be fine.
 
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@V9999, I hope your idea of an open, unsolved problem isn't related to your other thread -- the one about the set of solutions to a polynomial.
 

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