IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg is Senior Vice President of Research Integrity for Elsevier, where he is responsible for new technology initiatives to safeguard the integrity of both content and the content-based products that Elsevier offers to the research community. In this role he is also responsible for the user privacy in these Elsevier research products.
IJsbrand Jan joined Elsevier in 1997 and has held a variety of positions that bridge the gap between publishing and technology. In 2002, he became one of the initiators of the abstract and citation database Scopus, where he was responsible for its publishing-to-technology connection. In 2009, he led a team to focus on enriching the scientific article on Elsevier’s full-text platform ScienceDirect, establishing Elsevier’s Article of the Future initiative and then expanding to include the company’s research data initiatives.
IJsbrand Jan was awarded a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Leiden, after which he became research scientist at Philips Research in both The Netherlands and the USA. He has published scientific articles and holds patents in the areas of document retrieval, research data linking, and user interfaces.