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 145 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

Luddite Horses and Why Your Job May Soon Cease to Exist

A sobering look at the coming “robot revolution”, and how for many jobs in the future, humans need not apply. Continue reading

In Science, Should the Majority Rule?

HBO’s John Oliver offers a numerically representative debate about climate change. While he accurately skewers how the media presents science, this “majority rules” approach may not be the best way to judge what’s right or wrong. Continue reading

Welcome Our Newest Chef, Jill O’Neill

Please welcome our newest Chef, Jill O’Neill from the NFAIS. Continue reading

US Department of Energy Announces Public Access Plan

On February 22, 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memorandum on, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research.” Today marks the first release of a funding agency’s plans to fulfill the requirements of that memo, as the Department of Energy has now announced their Public … Continue reading

Ask The Chefs: “When Do We Stop Printing?”

We ask our authors to gaze into their crystal balls regarding the future of print. Continue reading

Stick To Your Ribs: The Impact Factor’s Greatest Hits (and Misses)

Yesterday saw the release of the 2013 Impact Factors for scholarly journals. We present a look back at some favorite posts examining the Impact Factor. Continue reading

The Importance of Funding Basic Science Research

FASEB’s Stand Up For Science competition winner brings perspective to the question of why we need to fund basic research. Continue reading

2001 (Posts, and counting…)

The Scholarly Kitchen reaches a numerical milestone. Continue reading

Stories of Tech Failure: The PicturePhone

A fascinating look at a failed technology from 1964, and what it might have become. Continue reading

Stick To Your Ribs: Ask the Chefs: “Are We a Service Industry Or a Product Industry?”

Revisiting a 2012 post to ask, do journal authors really give their articles away for free to publishers? Continue reading

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