Dr David Shotton

Senior Researcher



David Shotton is Co-Director of the OpenCitations Project, a founding member of the Initiative for Open Citations, and one of the main developers of the SPAR (Semantic Publishing and Referencing) Ontologies, a suite of OWL-DL ontologies to serve the academic publishing domain. Originally a cell biologist, he has for the last decade pioneered the field of Semantic Publishing, and more generally has employed semantic web / linked data technologies for citation and research data integration and publication, and for enhancing document and data markup. He is a founding member of Force11, a scholarly community advancing the future of research communication and e-scholarship through the effective use of information technology.