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|Born||Johannes Josephus Marinus Velterop
18 March 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 help further develop semantic approaches to accelerate scientific discovery. Since January 2009 he is involved in the Concept Web Alliance as one of the initiators. He lives in Guildford, UK. He is an active advocate of open access and of the use of microattribution (the hallmark of so-called "nanopublications").
- "The anatomy of a nanopublication". doi:10.3233/ISU-2010-0613.
- Jan Velterop's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
- The Open Access Interviews: Jan Velterop by Richard Poynder 2012-02-02
- "The Budapest Open Access Initiative". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
- "Jan Velterop to leave Springer". Retrieved 2011-05-03.
- 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.