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 213 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

Arion Press and the Magic of Bookmaking

Anthony Bourdain visits San Francisco’s Arion Press to learn about the magic of making a book. Continue reading

The IgNobel Prize Celebrates an Anniversary

The 25th Annual IgNobel Prize Ceremony captured on video. Continue reading

The Global Gold Open Access “Flip”: A Realistic Plan or Magical Thinking?

Is a flip to a Gold OA world as easy as a recent paper suggests? Continue reading

The Jetset Lifestyle

A look back to the days when air travel meant something other than a colossal headache. Continue reading

Back to School

John Oliver’s guide to the upcoming year for students. Continue reading

The Long Labor Day Weekend

A musical interlude to mark the symbolic end of summer. Continue reading

Is it True that Most Open Access Journals Do Not Charge an APC? Sort of. It Depends.

We often hear that the majority of open access journals charge authors no fee for publication. Is that true? Well, it depends on how you count journals. Continue reading

Science Versus Religion, The God of the Gaps, Being “Less Wrong” and Two Favorite Neils (Gaiman and deGrasse Tyson)

Does religion impinge on scientific progress? And what about leprechauns? Neil Gaiman and Neil deGrasse Tyson discuss… Continue reading

Researchers Remain Unaware of Funding Agency Access Policies

A new survey highlights the lack of awareness among researchers for funding agency public access policies. Continue reading

You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

A look at common terms that are improperly used to describe science. Continue reading

Revisiting: Is Access to the Research Paper the Same Thing as Access to the Research “Results”?

Is access to the research paper really the same thing as access to the research results themselves? Are funding agencies creating a false equivalency by confusing the two? And does this confusion favor researchers in some fields over others? Revisiting a 2013 post to re-examine these questions. Continue reading

Happy 25th to the Hubble Space Telescope

A silver anniversary tribute to the Hubble Space Telescope. Continue reading

The Evolution of Language: When is a Phone not a Phone?

What does the word “phone” mean in this day and age? Continue reading

Optical Illusions, Legibility and How to Choose the Right Font

An entertaining lecture on the tricks of typography. Continue reading

Celebrating Pluto with Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Stephen Colbert discusses Pluto with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Continue reading

Gone Fishing: Happy Fourth of July

We’re taking a week off, so here’s your traditional 4th of July musical interlude. Continue reading

The Sad State of Toy Dinosaurs

An expert takes a look at the scientific accuracy of dinosaur toys. Continue reading

The “Hipster” of the 1880s: Evolution of the Word “Dude”

A short film showing the evolution of one of our more useful words. Continue reading

The Problem(s) With Credit for Peer Review

Offering researchers credit for performing peer review seems, on the surface, like a good idea. But implementing such a scheme raises some problematic questions. Continue reading

A New Century of Libraries

A whirlwind tour of the fascinating architecture of the modern library. Continue reading

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