University of California Press Adds Hypothesis Annotation to Collabra: Psychology

By Nate Angell | 19 October, 2018

Logos for University California Press and Collabra: Psychology.The University of California Press and Hypothesis are pleased to announce their partnership to deploy annotation technology across Collabra: Psychology, the official journal of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, adding a powerful collaboration tool for the community of researchers, authors, and readers in this exciting field.

In offering open annotation on Collabra: Psychology, University of California Press is the latest publisher to integrate Hypothesis’ publisher groups, which gives content providers the ability to launch branded and moderated annotation layers across their journals or books. Collabra: Psychology will deploy an open group in which anyone can participate. Authors may use the technology to add additional content or context to their publications and to engage with readers. Journal staff can use annotation to add updates, corrections, or recommendations for readers. Researchers can confirm findings, organize materials for their own research or run journal clubs across journal content and beyond.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Collabra: Psychology and SIPS,” noted Heather Staines, Director of Partnerships for Hypothesis. “We’re seeing a lot of interest in annotating psychological research, from preprints like PsyArXiv to journals published by the American Psychological Association. This partnership for Collabra: Psychology adds to the growing collaboration community across psychological science.”

“A great thing about an annotation layer is that there are more uses and applications than you think,” said Dan Morgan, Publisher of Collabra: Psychology. “In addition to illuminating commentary and discussion, we’re also interested in things like authors adding more context to their articles, explaining why they referenced an article in particular, giving extra background on a methodology, adding informal updates like adding links to any popular media stories based on the article, etc. We’re really looking forward to exploring these uses that emerge, rather than defining them up front.”

The University of California Press publishes Collabra: Psychology on the Ubiquity Press platform, which also recently integrated Hypothesis into their platform to enable annotation on books published in EPUB format.

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About Collabra: Psychology

Collabra: Psychology, the official journal of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, is a mission-driven Open Access (OA) journal from the University of California Press that shares not only the research it publishes, but also the value created by the psychology community during the peer-review process. Collabra: Psychology has 7 sections representing the broad field of psychology, and a highlighted focus area of “Methodology and Research Practice.” Collabra: Psychology supports the principles of Open Science, including a mandatory open data policy, and an option for authors to choose open peer review.

About University of California Press

University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers in the nation. For more than 120 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse and challenges the status quo in multiple fields of study. At a time of dramatic change for publishing and scholarship, UC Press collaborates with scholars, librarians, authors, and students to stay ahead of today’s knowledge demands and shape the future of publishing.

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