We are off for the US Labor Day holiday, which both marks the end of summer and is meant to honor and recognize the contributions of laborers. With that in mind, we celebrate all who put in the hard work that makes scholarly communications function. It’s often tedious and unglamorous work, but without it (as we’ve seen where things are left to randomness and volunteerism), it doesn’t get done. Like the man says, you got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow. Back tomorrow with a new post.

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.

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