Today I am very pleased to announce that Avi Staiman has agreed to join The Scholarly Kitchen as a Chef. Avi is the founder and CEO of Academic Language Experts, a company dedicated to empowering English as an Additional Language authors to elevate their research for publication and bring it to the world. He also is the ​co-host of the New Books Network ‘Scholarly Communication’ Podcast. Avi is a core member of CANGARU, where he represents EASE in creating legislation and policy for the responsible use of AI in research.

Avi has been a guest lecturer at NYU’s Master’s Program in Translation & Interpreting and the University of Tokyo and he is a reviewer for Wiley’s Learned Publishing journal. His essays have appeared in the Cambridge University Press Blog, Multilingual, and Times Higher Education.

As we move further into an era where the researcher author is seen as the primary “customer” for publishing services, Avi’s work directly with authors can help further provide that perspective in the Kitchen. We’re also pleased to add to our geographical diversity with the viewpoints of another author not based in the US/UK/EU. Please join me in welcoming Avi, his previous guest posts can be found here, and his first official post as a Chef, “10 Trends I Observed Interviewing 10 Publishing Executives About the Future of Academic Books“, is now available.

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.