David Crotty

I am the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. I oversee journal policy and contribute to strategy across OUP’s journals program, drive technological innovation, serve as an information officer, and manage a suite of research society-owned journals. I was previously an Executive Editor with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating and editing new science books and journals, and was the Editor in Chief for Cold Spring Harbor Protocols. I received my Ph.D. in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. I have been elected to the STM Association Board and serve on the interim Board of Directors for CHOR Inc., a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to research.
David Crotty has written 273 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

All Hallow’s Read

A new tradition to share a favorite scary book on Halloween offers a sweet treat for readers. Continue reading

Can Highly Selective Journals Survive on APCs?

Are the APC levels set for high-end OA journals too low to be sustainable? Are there other ways that might help high-end OA journals pay their way? Continue reading

Business Jargon — Get Used To It

Annoying business jargon has a sneaky habit of becoming ingrained in everyday language. Continue reading

Bask in These Glorious Libraries

What better way to end the week than with a look at a few compilations of the “world’s coolest libraries”? Continue reading

The Comic Book Font, and How Digital Technologies are Changing Lettering

A look at the evolution of comic book fonts, once driven by the physical nature of the books and now moving into new digital possibilities. Continue reading

Labor Day — That Summer Feelin’s Gonna Haunt You

We’re off for the US Labor Day holiday, while Jonathan Richman reminds us to keep summer alive, at least in our hearts. Continue reading

When Bad Science Wins, or “I’ll See It When I Believe It”

Observational studies claiming an open access citation advantage just keep coming, despite problems in reproducibility and a lack of adequate controls. Are we in for a similar literature on the subject of the impact of social media on readership and citation? Continue reading

Words That Aren’t As Related As They Might Seem

Some etymological fun — English words that seem like they should be related but aren’t. Continue reading

The Size of Things, Local Edition: Why Maps Are Wrong

Last Friday’s post looked at visualizations for the relative sizes of celestial objects. But for most of us, a Blue Supergiant Star remains something of an abstract concept. This week, a look closer to home. Continue reading

A Quick Tour Around the World of Scholarly Journal Publishing

A presentation to the 2016 ISMTE US Conference. Something of a “state of our industry” overview, or perhaps, everything I needed to know I learned from the other bloggers at The Scholarly Kitchen. Continue reading

The Size of Things (and the Power of a Consistent Frame of Reference)

How does a new visualization of the size of the universe stack up to the classic standard? Continue reading

The Pay It Forward Project: Confirming What We Already Knew About Open Access

A new study from the University of California system confirms much of what we already knew about open access, particularly the increased financial burden it places on productive universities. Continue reading

Coming Soon: Battles Over Academic Privacy — But Is This Fight Already Over?

How much is the privacy of academics worth? Judging by the behavior of most people, seemingly very little. Continue reading

In Search Of Gutenberg

Stephen Fry presents a journey through Gutenberg’s life and the invention of his “machine that shaped civilization.” Continue reading

Why Animals Are Needed In Research

Leading researchers explain the critical need for animal research models. Continue reading

An Introduction to Uncle Charlie: NIST Research that Proved Baseballs Really Curve

A look back at NIST research into an important summer question. Continue reading

Gone Fishing: Off for the 4th of July

Summertime, and we’re off for the 4th of July. Some suggested listening and reading for the break. Continue reading

Margaret Ann Armour at SSP 2016, Crossing Boundaries: Encouraging Diversity

Dr. Margaret Ann Armour’s keynote on diversity in academia and publishing, from the SSP’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Continue reading

Paying for Compliance: A Potential Path Forward for Institutional Repositories

A pilot between Elsevier and the University of Florida suggests solutions for long-running failings of institutional repositories. Continue reading

The Medium Is The Message, Especially for TED Talks

A breakdown of the mechanics of the TED Talk. Continue reading

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