With the US July 4th holiday and the UK’s election that same day, we thought this an ideal time to take a few days off. I saw this tweet recently which made me think a little bit about “out of office” messages, and the struggles we all have to disconnect:

Tweet reading: As Matt Weirauch once told me, "I write that I will have 'limited access to my email', which in reality, is something that hasn't happened since the 90s"

I’m hoping you’ll do better than I will as far as breaking away.

In the meantime, enjoy the summer if it’s summer where you are. As always, remember, this is the coolest summer you’ll see for the rest of your life. I plan to spend it in the sun, listening to Blondie. Surf’s up!

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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