English: Summer field in Belgium (Hamois). The...
Summer field in Belgium (Hamois). The blue flower is Centaurea cyanus and the red one a Papaver rhoeas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s been a busy summer in The Scholarly Kitchen, and we’re taking the last week of August off. This week we’ll be honoring the great network television tradition of summer reruns, revisiting some selected posts from the past that we thought were worth a new round of consideration.

We’ll be back after the Labor Day holiday, enjoy your summer while it lasts.

One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.

–Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.