University of California Press Adds Hypothesis Annotation to Collabra: Psychology

University of California Press Adds Hypothesis Annotation to Collabra: Psychology

By |2018-10-19T15:46:46+00:00October 19th, 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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To learn more about adopting open annotation in your own publications, contact Heather Staines, Director of Partnerships at Hypothesis and subscribe to news from Hypothesis.

New capabilities

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.

The table above describes the configurations and permissions available to readers and annotators of the Public Layer and Open, Restricted, and Private Groups in Hypothesis.
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

Thank you

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:

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.

About Hypothesis

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.


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