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.
To support this growth, the Hypothesis product team has been releasing features to expand the possibilities for using annotation. One of our most powerful new capabilities is a richer groups model, which adds additional group configurations to our already existing private group option. As you can see in the table below, open and restricted groups now support use cases where annotations can be collected together with new options for who can view and add to each collection.
Our partners are already deploying these new groups, like the American Society of Plant Biologists, which is using an open group to add conversation and additional material like peer review reports, companion articles, and author biographies to its publications on the Highwire platform.
|Public Layer||Open Group||Restricted Group||Private Group|
|Who can read annotations?||Anyone||Anyone||Anyone||Only logged-in group members|
|Who can post annotations?||Any logged-in user||Any logged-in user||Only logged-in group members||Only logged-in group members|
|Who can join?||N/A as anyone who is logged in to Hypothesis can annotate in the Public Layer||N/A as anyone who is logged in to Hypothesis can annotate in an Open Group||Invite only||Invite only: Group creator can share a link for users to join group|
Everything at Hypothesis happens only thanks to the support we receive from our partners, funders, and community. Thank you for being a part of our first five million annotations!
We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events our team will attend, including:
- Online Learning Consortium Innovate 2019 in Denver, CO (2–5 April)
- Fiesole Collection Development Retreat in Florence, Italy (3–5 April)
- UKSG’s 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Telford, UK (8–10 April)
- 2019 Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH (4–7 May)
- Library Publishing Forum 2019 in Vancouver, BC (8–10 May)
- SSP 41st Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA (29–31 May)
- International Conference on Electronic Publishing 2019 (ElPub) in Marseilles, France (2–4 June)
- Association of University Presses Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI (11–13 June)
- and of course, I Annotate 2019 in Washington, DC (22–23 May)
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 nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and spread of open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices, enabling anyone to annotate anywhere. Our mission is to help 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 sponsors, 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 partners and community for working with us to advance standards-based, interoperable annotation for all.