In that most English of pastimes, fox hunting, the noobs are smeared about the face with the blood of the poor unfortunate fox after dismembering by hound has been achieved.
I surmise the goal is to get the noob used to the less palatable aspects of their chosen sporting endeavor.
Anyway, speaking of manuscript review and eventual publication, do you plan a course for new trainees in the lab?
I'm wondering if you have any explicit goals for them- Should a mentor try to get new postdocs or grads a pub, any pub as quickly and easily as possible?
Or should they be thrown into a multi-journal fight so as to fully experience the joys of desk rejection, ultimate denial after four rounds of review somewhere and the final relief of just dumping that Frankensteinian monster of a paper in a lowly journal and being done.
Do you plan any of this out for your newest trainees?