|Born||Johannes Josephus Marinus Velterop
March 18, 1949
The Hague, Netherlands
Velterop started his publishing career at Elsevier in Amsterdam. After a few years out of the scientific field as the director of the Dutch regional newspaper De Twentsche Courant, he returned to international science publishing at Academic Press in London. He next joined Nature as director for a short while, but moved quickly on to help get BioMed Central, the first commercial open access science publisher, off the ground.
At the end of March, 2008, he left Springer  to join Knewco, a company that uses semantic technology to accelerate scientific discovery. Since January 2009 he is involved in the Concept Web Alliance as one of the initiators. He is currently CEO of the recent start-up Academic Concept Knowledge Limited (AQnowledge), residing in Guildford, UK. As such he is a partner in the Innovative Medicines Initiative project known as OpenPHACTS. He is an active advocate of the use of microattribution (the hallmark of so-called "nanopublications").
- "About Aqnowledge".
- The anatomy of a nanopublication. doi:10.3233/ISU-2010-0613 (inactive 2014-08-09).
- Jan Velterop from the Scopus bibliographic database.
- The Open Access Interviews: Jan Velterop by Richard Poynder 2012-02-02
- "Jan Velterop to leave Springer". Retrieved 2011-05-03.
- Mons, B.; Van Haagen, H.; Chichester, C.; Hoen, P. B. 'T.; Den Dunnen, J. T.; Van Ommen, G.; Van Mulligen, E.; Singh, B.; Hooft, R.; Roos, M.; Hammond, J.; Kiesel, B.; Giardine, B.; Velterop, J.; Groth, P.; Schultes, E. (2011). "The value of data". Nature Genetics 43 (4): 281–283. doi:10.1038/ng0411-281. PMID 21445068.
- Velterop, J. (2006). "Open access and publishing". The E-Resources Management Handbook. p. 117. doi:10.1629/9552448_0_3.12.1. ISBN 978-0-9552448-0-3.