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Chris Shillum

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  • VP Product Management, Platform and Content
  • Elsevier Inc
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Research interests

Big Data PlatformsInformation RetrievalProduct Development


Chris is responsible for Elsevier’s shared product platform. His team looks after the content management systems, access management systems and APIs which power our flagship products including ScienceDirect and Scopus. His current work includes looking into the application of text analytics and big data processing capabilities to our products and he is helping to define our text mining strategy. He also represents Elsevier on the boards of key industry non-profit organisations including CrossRef ( and the International DOI Foundation ( Most recently, Chris has been leading Elsevier’s participation in the ORCID initiative ( and helping to ensure its success. Chris has worked in various capacities on Elsevier’s online products since joining the original ScienceDirect team 1997, when he designed and implemented the original end-to-end content workflow. He has deep and broad knowledge of platform architectures, search technology, content management technology and federated access management systems. He holds a Master’s in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of York in the UK.

Co-authors (6)

Publications (1)

  • Reference linking with DOIs: A case study

    • Atkins H
    • Lyons C
    • Ratner H
    • et al.
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Professional experience

VP Product Management, Platform and Content


November 1994 - Present



University of York

September 1987 - May 1991(4 years)