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 260 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

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

Why Knowledge for The Pure Sake of Knowing is Good Enough to Justify Scientific Research

Duke University’s Sheila Patek makes an elegant argument in favor of funding basic research. Continue reading

On Comment Moderation (or, Why Has My Manifesto Disappeared Into the Ether?)

Let’s talk about the comment moderation policy at The Scholarly Kitchen. Continue reading

The Partnership Between Q and U

More language nerdery, probing the origins of the pairing of the letters Q and U in English. Continue reading

1,500 Water Balloons on a Trampoline

Springtime finally arrives, so why not celebrate with some slow motion footage of water balloons on a trampoline? Continue reading

Science Credibility: The Media’s Role

John Oliver offers a scathing look at the poor practices of media in scientific reporting. Continue reading

Science Credibility: A Public Service Announcement

Jimmy Kimmel presents a video on climate change, and wonders why the public is so resistant to scientific consensus. Continue reading

Whip it Good: The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

A sample from Nova’s web series about the things scientists get up to when they’re not in the lab. Continue reading

Spring Break

We’re on break for a few days, so a musical interlude to tide you over. Continue reading

A History of Nothing

An animated look at the history of zero. Continue reading

Cheap As Chips, and Other Expressions Explained

A short video explaining the meaning behind and origins of common words and phrases. Continue reading

Data Citation Standards: Progress, But Slow Progress

A study shows that adherence to best practices for data citation is improving, but still has a long way to go. Continue reading

How Emojis Are Born

How do we get new emojis? Stephen Colbert explains. Continue reading

Why Does English Have So Many Words That Have Twins?

The impact of the Germanic and Romance language roots that led to modern English. Continue reading

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