@drugmonkeyblog trying to figure out why some PIs submit manuscripts instead of having trainees do that. Pros/cons
— A- List Scientist (@DListScientist) March 12, 2015
I imagine the answers are any of:
It was the project of a trainee now departed.
Trainee not competent* in eyes of PI.
It is actually the PI who leads this particular project.
Lab run like the salt mines, so called trainees treated as labor, not intellectual contributors.
One way the PI feels involved in the actual science.
Other reasons you can think of, Readers?
*to deal with cover letters, selecting editors, etc. The process of submission itself.