28 September 2018
MDPI Integrates Hypothesis Open Source Annotation Tools
Commenting on papers published by MDPI just became a lot easier! We have integrated the open source annotation software Hypothesis for MDPI journal articles. Using tools available on article webpages, you can make public or private comments anywhere on the abstract or full-text HTML pages. You can also highlight specific parts of the text, and all annotations will be linked to your MDPI account.
"Hypothesis is pleased to count MDPI among our growing list of publisher partners that are bringing open annotation technology to their publications to enrich experience and streamline workflow for authors and readers." notes Heather Staines, Director of Partnerships for Hypothesis. "We look forward to working with MDPI to explore new annotation use cases across their journal portfolio."
The annotation feature will initially be available for the journal Sustainability and rolled out to other journals in the coming weeks. Look out for the Hypothesis side-bar, which you can access by clicking the arrow at the top right of the page. Alternatively, simply highlight text and you will see options to annotate or highlight.
Hypothesis is a US 501(c)3 nonprofit 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. They are grateful to the many partners and communities that work with them to advance standards-based, interoperable annotation for all.