David Crotty

I am a Senior Editor with Oxford University Press' journal publishing program. Prior to that I served as an Executive Editor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, and was also the commissioning editor for their book publishing program. Many years ago, I was a research scientist, receiving my Ph.D. in Genetics & Development from Columbia University, and doing postdoctoral research in neural development at Caltech.
David Crotty has written 170 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

Our Surveillance Society: If Only We’d Listened to Jim Rockford

James Garner’s television detective warned us about Google and Facebook way back in 1978. If only we’d listened… Continue reading

Small Fly, Big Impact: A History of Drosophila Research (and Why It Matters)

A charming short film about the history and importance of the fruit fly Drosophila as a model organism in biomedical research. Continue reading

How Wolves Change Rivers: The Complexity of Ecosystems

An extended metaphor for the complex nature of the world of scholarly publishing, and how seemingly small changes can cascade. Continue reading

Compliance: The Coming Storm

The administrative burden stemming from funding agency and institutional access policies is just beginning. Can we reduce the severity of this storm with careful planning and collaboration? Continue reading

CNN and the End of the World

An odd find from earlier this week — the video CNN plans to play at the end of the world. Continue reading

A Look Back at 2014 in The Scholarly Kitchen

We’re off for the holidays, and offer this look back at 2014 in lieu of new posts. See you in 2015. Continue reading

The Art of Making a Book

An appreciation of the book as physical object. Continue reading

Altmetric’s Top 100: What Does It All Mean?

Altmetric’s annual top 100 list provides an opportunity to see what science reached the general public and to think more about what information altmetrics really provide. Continue reading

“a static loop of kinetic energy…”

It’s Friday, the sky outside the window is increasingly grey and I find myself staring off into space as the year winds to a close. But if you’re going to sit mesmerized in front of a screen, then why not watch something mesmerizing, like an large bag of plastic balls being dumped onto an escalator: … Continue reading

Creative Commons Confusion Continues to Confound Content Creators

Flickr users were enraged when the company tried to reuse their CC BY licensed photographs by selling prints. This once again points out the confusion that content creators have regarding copyright and what the various CC licenses really mean. Continue reading

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