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 153 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

Interface Design: How We Depict Texting and the Internet in Film

The display of new types of information is a constant challenge for scholarly publishers. A look at how filmmakers portray texting and computer use offers some insight into effective interface design. Continue reading

1,000 Years of Popular Music

A bit of underappreciated scholarship for your Friday entertainment. Continue reading

Tour the Toronto Reference Library, By Drone

A drone’s eye view of Toronto’s spectacular new library. Continue reading

Coping With New Technology: Medieval Help Desk

Struggling to come to grips with the new Apple Watch or the latest Kindles? You’re not alone, and in fact, there’s a historical precedent. Continue reading

Word News With John Oliver

John Oliver hosts a new fake newscast, this time with an unexpected co-anchor. Continue reading

When Crises Collide: The Tension Between Null Results and Reproducibility

Reproducibility of research results, and the lack of availability of negative results have both been deemed “crises” for the research community. But proposed solutions for each seem at odds with one another. Continue reading

Ikea Offers the Latest Breakthrough in Reading Technology

A startling new breakthrough in reading technology from an unlikely source. Continue reading

Happy Labor Day: Workin’ Man Blues

What better way to start your Labor Day weekend then with a little Merle Haggard? Continue reading

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

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