A) Post - covid period, there is a huge surge of submissions to the reputed journals.
B) This is due to the fact that scientific progress, specially in the Ph.D. level Research & Post doctorate level has raised a huge bar of expectations with the university affiliated researchers. Reputed journals are more awake in detaecting concept plagarism, Author, Not following guidlines, Improper referencing, Lack of originality, Lack of Scientific validity and few other minor factors.
C) The expectations have gone high due to the exponential growth of future tech which is cross Disciplinary & Domain specific. Regardless of the degrees (Bachelors/Masters/PhD) Companies &Universities Now Demnd credible Scientific Peer reviewed Publication.