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 197 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

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

The First Secret of Design

The designer behind the iPod talks about ways to see your product in a new light. Continue reading

Closed for the SSP Annual Meeting

We’re taking the next two days off for the SSP’s Annual Meeting. You can follow the twitter hashtag #ssp2015. New posts to resume on Monday. Continue reading

Old and Busted: Monkeys Taking Pictures — The New Hotness? Sharks Making Movies

Home movies from an unlikely source. Continue reading

Academia Versus Academia.edu: Should Tech Business Needs Trump Scholarly Culture?

Should the fast and loose rules of startup company business models and the spin-oriented language of advertising be given free rein in the scholarly community? Continue reading

So You Think Your Bookcase is Overcrowded…

Want to see 500,000 books moved to a new location? Continue reading

“Super” Outreach from the American Chemical Society

How much would Iron Man’s suit really weigh? This and other pressing questions answered by the American Chemical Society. Continue reading

Thumbs Down for the Freemium Model? Researchers Reject Nature’s Fast Track Peer Review Experiment

Nature conducts an experiment in paid fast track peer review, and the research community responds with concerns over creating an unfair tiered system for publication. Continue reading

Public Access: Getting Medical Information to Patients

Highlighting efforts by medical publishers to help get information into the hands of patients and caregivers. Continue reading

Article Versioning: The End of The World v 2.0

After conducting further research, a January 2015 Scholarly Kitchen post is versioned. Continue reading

Stephen Hawking Sings!

Stephen Hawking teams up with the Monty Python troupe to record a new version of their “Galaxy Song”. Continue reading

Welcome a New Chef in the Kitchen, Karin Wulf

Please welcome our newest Chef, Karin Wulf from the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. Continue reading

Science: Out of the Box, Outreach Done Right

Johns Hopkins University’s science outreach video series offers a compelling way to tell the story of current research to the general public Continue reading

Revisiting: The Price of Posting — PubMed Central Spends Most of Its Budget Handling Author Manuscripts

Revisiting Kent Anderson’s post based on his FOIA request documents show that PubMed Central spends most of its money tagging author manuscripts, and that its stricter rules for NIH authors may double its costs. Continue reading

April Fools’ Day: Just Say No

John Oliver offers an important public service message about the horror that is April Fools’ Day. Continue reading

Discovery Versus Filtering and Other Questions Raised by Data-driven Services

As we explore the new world of data-driven discovery tools, we must also examine their utility, their trustworthiness and what impact they may have on the creative process. Continue reading

Brian Dettmer: Old Books Reborn As Intricate Art

Artist Brian Dettmer celebrates the book as physical object through his art. Continue reading

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