How do the editors of Physical Review Letters determine which of the
approximately 10,000 papers that it receives each year should be
published? Science journals are being transformed by the internet: now
their role appears to be to validate research, not to disseminate it.
How is PRL in particular adapting to this changing environment? What
guidelines would be helpful to you as an author and a referee? Why
should you submit your work to PRL? I plan to address -- with plenty of
interspersed Q & A -- these and related issues.