The American Psychological Association (APA) and Hypothesis are pleased to announce a partnership to bring annotation capabilities to content hosted on APA’s PsycNET platform. By embedding this key collaborative technology, APA will make it easier for authors, researchers and readers to use and explore multiple conversations in addition to the publisher version of record.
Using Hypothesis Publisher Group functionality, APA will enable access to branded and moderated discussions for updates, links to additional resources and interactive post-publication commentary. There will be an open group in which anyone can participate and a restricted group dedicated to author or staff annotations. Each of these annotation layers will have a group activity page for discovery and exploration of annotations.
“Research happens in collaboration groups,” said Heather Staines, Director of Partnerships for Hypothesis. “By utilizing Hypothesis accounts, APA facilitates access to their authoritative layer and also increases awareness of private annotation groups that can be used anywhere across the web, including preprint servers such as PsyArXiv.”
“APA supports openness and rigor in psychological science and this partnership provides a new pathway for authors, researchers, students and other users to engage with each other about the rich content in APA PsycNET,” said Rose Sokol-Chang, APA’s Journals Publisher.
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The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes nearly 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
Hypothesis is a mission-driven organization dedicated to the development and spread of open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices that enable anyone to annotate anywhere, helping humans reason more effectively together through a shared, collaborative discussion layer over all knowledge. Hypothesis is based in San Francisco, CA, USA, with a worldwide team.
Hypothesis has developed its open-source annotation software in collaboration with many partners and funders, including specific projects to augment groups and authentication capabilities with eLife, to enable annotation on EPUBs with NYU, the Readium Foundation, Evident Point, and EPUB.js, and many others. We thank our funders, partners and community for working with us to advance standards-based, interoperable annotation for all.