I was at a conference recently and they had a panel discussion titled "Getting your work published: tips for early researchers". The panel mostly put forth lame obvious info (make sure you check the journal-specific formatting before submitting a manuscript, lmao).
The important point is during the Q and A someone asked one of the panel memebers (who was an editor with one of the wiley journals) how journals deal with bias towards well established big names in the field, and if there are any tips they have for early researchers getting their work out for review and past the editor's desk when their name is not well known.
The editor was taken aback by potential "bias towards big names" and started going on about some shit about how he loves seeing big names land on his desk because he knows he's about to read a good paper.
I just fucking left. I hate this shit. Everything is trash.