A senior scientist was overhead saying, “Being a scientist is like being a rock star….” Was that some kind of recruitment line?
So, after a lab meeting, we sat around joking about how this analogy sticks. We work our bums off to get our papers out like artists want to get out albums and the process can involve nasty and difficult reviewers. Sometimes we go “on tour” (conferences). But mostly, we learn that to be accepted, we have to sing the right tune.