I'm submitting to a journal and they require me to suggest several reviewers. Do they mean that I should select from among members of the editorial board, or do they mean that I should recommend from among all experts in the field? It doesn't say anywhere.
I'm thinking they must mean to select among members of the editorial board, because I assume they're not going to bother some random member of the community who has no connection with the journal and ask him/her to work for them. So, I'm guessing they must want me to select from among members of the editorial board.
On the other hand, selecting from among members of the editorial board is a miserable process. Other stuff I've read on the web suggests I need to make sure the people I'm suggesting have some connection to the subject of my manuscript. However, I find it hard to tell what each board member's interests and expertise is. Often it's hard to find their web page (e.g., because I only have their last name and initial of their first name); many of them don't have web pages; and even if they don't have a web page, it might not be updated or might not be in English. If they really mean I should select from among members of the editorial board, this sounds like a really bad system, which makes me doubt my guess.
So, which is it? Who do they want me to select from?
Yes, I've seen this thread, but I don't really think it answers the question (at least the ones I have) well.