Take mathematics, for an example.

Do Princeton math professors get any sort of priority / preferential treatment in publishing in the Annals?

Do Duke math professors get any priority in publishing in the Duke Mathematics Journal?

What about more applied places - do NYU Courant professors get any priority in publishing in Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics?

My question is generally about priority / preferential treatment, not about specific schools or journals.

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    Good journals: no. Iffy journals, yes. In fact, some journals publish only the papers of the editor and his friends. – GEdgar Feb 8 '17 at 2:12
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    The current chief editor of the Duke Mathematics Journal is a professor at UNC, of all places, so if anything you might expect Duke faculty to have a harder time publishing there. – Nate Eldredge Feb 8 '17 at 2:53
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    CPAM is a special case -- from what I recall, any paper has to be communicated by a NYU Courant faculty. – Wolfgang Bangerth Feb 8 '17 at 17:26
  • @WolfgangBangerth, that's interesting :) – User001 Feb 9 '17 at 4:21
  • @DanRomik, would you like to convert your comment into an answer so I can accept it? Thanks, – User001 Feb 9 '17 at 22:04

The answer is certainly not - not officially anyhow - except insofar as being a well known mathematician (which someone who is at a place like Princeton typically is) makes it easier to get one's paper accepted to a fancy journal. That effect is likely real (though of a magnitude that would be difficult or impossible to measure, and hopefully not too large), but it typically applies on a more global level rather than a journal-locale-based level.

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