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 284 posts for The Scholarly Kitchen

Let’s Make the Facts Louder than the Opinions

A public service message from the Weather Channel. Continue reading

American Versus British Spellings

A short video on how the US and the UK came to spell the same words differently. Continue reading

Giving Thanks

We’re off for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, so we leave you with a musical moment to treasure. Continue reading

2016 In Review

John Oliver gives 2016 the thrashing it so clearly deserves. Continue reading

The US Election, a Need for Curation, and the Power of Story

A post election look at what publishers can learn from the process. Continue reading

A Painful (but True-to-life) Look at Data Availability and Reuse

A cautionary tale on how difficult it can be to obtain another researcher’s published data. Continue reading

A Library in A Nuclear Bunker

A look at the National Audiovisual Conservation Center. Continue reading

Call for Participation for the SSP 39th Annual Meeting

The SSP is looking for your suggestions for its 2017 Annual Meeting. Continue reading

Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen: Lettie Conrad

Welcoming a new Chef into The Scholarly Kitchen, Lettie Conrad. Continue reading

Behind the Folds of a Pop-Up Book

Matthew Reinhart shows off the techniques that make the magic of pop-up books happen. Continue reading

Reshelving the New York Public Library’s Rose Reading Room

A time lapse look at the final stages of re-opening the New York Public Library’s magnificent Rose Reading Room. Continue reading

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

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